Women 's Fight For Equality

1617 Words Apr 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Since the beginning of American history, women have been viewed as second-hand citizens to their male counterparts. From women’s suffrage to fighting for equal pay and representation in the workplace, women’s rights have been a prevalent and impactful part of our history. Both “Emoji Feminism” (text A) and “Suffragettes in the City” (text B) focus on issues associated with women’s fight for equality and share a common purpose and audience, but they also differ in many ways. Text A, an opinion piece written by Amy Butcher and published in the Sunday Review was written in the same context as text B, a humorous cartoon created by Kate Beaton (as they are both written in the 21st century), yet their topics and approaches to their pieces vary greatly. While texts A and B share a common context, audience, and purpose – to bring attention to significant problems that women face in modern society – they differ in critical ways, including the differing techniques used to send their messages as well as the topics they analyzed.

In text A, author Amy Butcher tackles a problem newly-pertinent to modern America – the unrepresentative nature of emojis for women and the utter lack of empowering female emojis. She contrasts this bleak representation of emojis for women with the powerful and successful emojis available for men. As an opinion piece, Butcher makes the text readable by using an informal register, anecdotes, and humorous intermissions throughout the piece. In the text, she…
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