Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Three Men Make A Tiger

"Three men make a tiger" is translated Chinese proverb that is any case of a fallacy that occurs when someone believes in false information as long as enough people start to repeat and spread the lie.  With a vast amount of instances today’s day and age, it is getting far more threatening to the common person while constant false information is flowing right in front of them constantly.

The world we live in today has taken enormous leaps and bounds from where we were twenty or so years ago. You can easily tell how its effecting generations as the Millennials are in full swing with the technology boom. At the same time, Generation Y, and the Baby Boomers are almost clueless with what to do with these tiny touch screen devices. Through all of the various types of social media, communication is not only faster, but also more impersonal than ever before. On top of this, convenience is through the roof, though very personal at the same time. 
Technology is making conversations very impersonal, by this I am referring to the fact that when I text my friends, I am not talking to them – I am talking to my phone. Technological advances, especially in social media are making so called ‘friendships’ too personal. In about thirty seconds or less, I would be able to find someone’s birthday, all of their family members, close friends, school, hometown, et cetera, along with all of their friends’ information, without every meeting them personally.  Certain social media platforms are causing some big time issues, not only for myself, but for many Americans as well. 

One example of this would be global warming. In many cases this can be seen as something that is clearly a fact. In many cases, the oil companies with billions of dollars are the ones pushing out tons of marketing to make it seem that global warming is just extreme patterns of cyclical climates over the years. Many scientists have tried to bring it to light over social media platforms where many people younger people are trying to change the way they life their life.


Another short example of this fallacy is Santa Claus. If enough children talk to one another, and keep mentioning his existence over time, more children will start to believe in him. It is also quite interesting to see the change in childrens viewpoint once they find out Santa actually isnt real as they grow older and to see that news spread around the grade school.

Feminism Movement- Blog Post #1

Marissa Jackson
Comm-250
Blog Post #1
Feminist Movement
Feminism isn't just about women suffrage or reproductive rights. It's about equality for both men and women. Feminist movement also tries to reform issues like the Mestic violence you go pay sexual-harassment and sexual violence this movement doesn't just focus on problems in America. If other countries that suffer from female genital formulation. As well as the so-called glass ceiling in America and other countries. These are examples on how the feminist movement isn't have to be just for women. It doesn't happen so often but men can and do experience sexual harassment, sexual violence and domestic violence. In a poll by the Washington Post approximately 23% of men consider themselves to be feminists or is 43% of women consider themselves to be feminists. Feminism isn't and shouldn't just be seen as a women's only issue.
The exigence with feminism is that it is usually seen as being beneficial for women and cruelty towards men. Feminists are also seen as being bruit lesbians that hate men in general. When in reality a feminist can be anyone- man or woman- gay or straight. A rhetoric audience could also be anyone- anyone that’s willing to listen to those like Emma Watson, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, Madonna, and so many others. All of these women spread the Feminist word through song and influential speeches. Even famous men like Tom Hiddleston, Ryan Gosling, Mark Ruffalo believe in Feminism and working in the film industry, these men have witnessed what some of their female co-stars go through in order to (possibly) receive equal pay for their roles in movies and tv shows. Sometimes women in the movie industry have to do more nude or partially nude scenes three times more than their male co-stars.
One example of a constraint against Feminism is that growing up you never heard someone say, “Oh, girls will be girls.” Instead you heard, “ That’s not very lady-like” or “ young ladies don’t do that.” However, you always heard, “ Oh, boys will be boys,” or “ you throw like a girl.” Gender stereotypes help fuel the fire that is Feminism, because girls, boys, men, and women can throw a ball just as far as the other. Nowadays, middle school and high school girls are being blamed for being distractions for boys- by wearing what “used to” be considered casualwear. Whereas now, girls can’t wear leggings or yoga pants because boys can’t keep their hands to themselves, and the school system doesn’t want to educate them on sex and how no means no.
Speaking of no means no, the Women’s March on Washington wasn’t just a message for Donald Trump to go grab himself. It was a sign of unity for women and men all over the world. While doing this blog post, I visited the Women’s March website and their mission statement read:
“The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault - and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear” (2017).

I thought this was truly ironic since I’m writing this blog post for a rhetoric based class and I’m a feminist- obviously. Doing the Women’s March in different cities and countries was an inventive way to show the unity and friendship among men and women from around the world. The arrangement of the Women’s March wasn’t like any march I’ve ever seen or heard of, the connection among feminists to march was made over social media and the word spread to walk the walk to Washington. The style of the Women’s March was pure, unadulterated strength. Having women like America Ferrera, Angela Davis, Ashley Judd, and Gloria Steinem speak at an event like this was truly memorable. I’ve seen Ashley Judd’s speech multiple times just because it spoke to the feministic fire within me. Feministic men like George Gresham, Michael Moore, Van Jones also appeared at the Women’s March on Washington to support those marching to the White House. The delivery of this message of unity and strength was performed downright historically as women years before them marched for women’s suffrage rights led by  Susan B. Anthony.

Logically, equal rights for men and women should’ve been established a long time ago instead of us still fighting for equal pay, reproductive rights, and sexual offenses like sexual harassment and sexual violence. Ethically, raping a man or woman shouldn’t even be thought of, but some people don’t know when no means no and when a line has been crossed. Unfortunately, these are still issues especially in today’s society, when some men or college boys don’t take responsibility for having a party with substances that could cause regret and mistakes. Some just blame the women or girls for not saying no while they’re unconscious or unable to talk while a hand is being held over their mouths and same goes for men who don’t have the strength to speak out. We are all human beings who deserve to be treated equally and respectfully and that’s why I’m a Feminist. I believe in the equal rights for men and women. When it comes to Feminism and equal rights for every gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and race will someday be fulfilled and an everyday part of life.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Aaron Williams
5-19-17
Blog 1
The social movement I’m going to focus on in my blog is the black lives matter. When some people think of black lives matter they associate them as a hate group who are anti white and dislike police officers. As a person who’s researched and followed some of the action presented by this group I beg to differ. One of the main goals this group is trying to accomplish is to shine light on our justice system to show the injustice that our legal system has put black African American through. This has become a major issue due to the recent police brutality cases.
Using the rhetorical situation black lives matter use exigence by addressing the problem that has happen over a short period of time. The killing of black by police officers has gotten outrageous and something needed to be done. The problem presented itself and black leaders became the voice to show society that something need to be done about innocent people getting killed and officers who has done the killing isn’t getting any punishment for their actions.
The audience black lives matter group is reaching out to are black African Americans, police officers, and whites Americans. Black people are the audience because we need to be more aware and inform of what’s going on and how to project yourself if you’re found in this situation. Police officers are the audience because they are the one’s who this group is focusing their movement around. White Americans is part of the audience because this social movement is shedding light on the on going racial tension that has never left this country and racial profiling that is still present in this time era.
The constraints are the violence that has accorded during the black live matter group protests against whites and police officers.
Black lives matter uses the five canons of rhetoric by coming up with positive ideal and plans to achieve their goals as a group within the community. Having different people to conduct different tasks so the group creditability will be strong when in the public eye. Having different personality within the group so it can relate to as many different people no matter their background. Making what they do memorable and outlasting.
Black lives matters establish ethos by using situated ethos. The leaders of this movement have already established strong respect within society and the commun

BLM

De’Mornay Pierson-El

An issue that has been present in history for generations is racism, segregation and disrespect of other minority backgrounds. This is an issue because it often goes unnoticed by the people it does not apply to. It is also very hard to explain to someone else a struggle they never had to experience. This issue itself has evolved into “Black Lives Matter”. It has been up for debate the “All Lives Matter” gives respect to every race as a whole. However it still takes the shine away from Black Lives Matter, which is in itself disrespect. By changing the saying, it takes away the relevance and reasoning behind why separating “Black” lives from “All” lives has to happen. Or even “Blue” lives matter for police, when in fact it is the police killing blacks. Black Lives Matter is a saying basically used to remind the “All” lives how much pain, struggle, trial and tribulations my people have endured for decades before me. The audience is aimed for everyone. For blacks to care for other blacks, as well as whites to respect the blacks, and people to notice an issue and work to better it. The problem with that is the focus from other societies rather aim it at “All” lives and forget “Black” lives. Which adds injury to insult.
It is sad to say, but Black Lives Matter was easy to remember, recall and stick into memory because of how much it reoccurs. It is often evident in history, but history often repeats itself. Black Lives Matter Rallies are often set up in ways that give reasons for why it still is relevant. By bringing up deaths, murders and or killings (all up for debate) this touches the pathos because no one wants to hear their sister or brother was killed for walking down the street, or a small traffic stop. The delivery is often given in many speeches, to touch the soul of people, telling a story of struggle no one understands, gets the audience attentive and willing to get involved. Each year the rallies go up yearly, the invention of how to express the need for change has to get more and more creative. Therefore the killings, can come to a hault. Style is also a key factor because it determines the way people can get involved. If they feel they have something they can offer, joining the movement will bring more awareness.
I believe that Black Lives Matter is a good protest because just because it specifically states one race, it does not limit other races to also help promote this topic. Of course black lives matter to black people, but getting other races who may have disrespected or discriminated against us to follow is powerful. It is also a life changing experience because once upon a time blacks and whites could not be in the same vicinity. It is also touchy because being a black man in this society I can see and say we need help as a community. Not only to get better but advance and connect with other races. Logically working with people is much faster and brings a bigger message when people connect. Having the credibility and ability to work with other races shows the care is indeed given to “ALL” lives. Making sure that is understood and clear will leave room for less confusion. Being so isolated from other races, only sets us back to times in the future we are so desperately trying to get away from.


Dakota Pipe Line

Morgan Pommier



Social movements are very powerful. In a sense they spread messages as well as gather people together for one cause. The downside to these movements, is that they are constantly changing. Because of this, a sense of importance is evaluated as time goes on. Other new topics take the place of old ones, and due to this things are forgotten. However just because the spotlight is taken does not mean it endures less importance. It does not mean that the problem was fixed if it is less talked about either.
The Dakota Access Pipeline was a very important movement. Not only did it interrupt the flow and required money for reconstruction. It also worked to erase the cultural Native Americans have been stripped of their entire existence. Location is also a major factor, by adding the pipeline drinking water was destroyed as well as homes along the pipeline. Many people were being affected negativity than positively and they got involved to help make statements. The audience included more people because surrounding states heard about the issue and some people were asked to get involved. The protests served as a message, and a means of proving the seriousness of emotions. Police were heavily involved, and some were more forceful then others. This resulted in sickness, because the protesters were sprayed with water hoes, as well as corned and restrained. Was this ethical? Most answer no, however it did give more motivation and momentum for the protesters to continue. Having to relocate with no place to go, culture being stripped, and voices going unheard and unnoticed provoked a lot of people. Logically the next step is protesting, however its very dangerous as these participates discovered as weeks went on.

Getting people involved logically was easy because a lot of people can relate to the disruption of homes. Standing up for what is right is very ethical, and a good reason people continued to protest against the police brutality that went unnoticed. Emotions were felt from guilt, sorrow, empathy, and situational, because some people could relate. This is why the protest spread not just in Dakota, but further into the Midwest. It opened ears, and sparked conversation. By doing that the social movement led to change and delayed the construction of the pipeline. The pipeline will be remembered because of the message it spread and how fast it effected people. Protests were arranged in multiple states as well as spoken about by various speakers who helped advocate for the home owners behalves. The delivery was created in a peaceful protests, however was acted upon forcefully by “protectors” of this society. Being creative in how to get past the hurt, and maintain their goal created a sense of great invention to get their way. The style in which they carried on until they got their way was more than powerful, but obtainable through any obstacle.

Anti-Bullying Movement

Anti Bullying is a movement that has been created in response to the increase of bullying over the years. They Anti-Bullying Movement were created to reduce or eliminate the act of bullying. Bullying is defined as using superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what that one wants. With the development of new technology over the years, bullying has expanded from the school grounds to the Internet. I will be discussing the influence of bullying on a personal standpoint, as long with a statistical standpoint.
We have all been bullied in our lives in some type of way, and we have all felt horrible because of that one person. While being bullied, we feel helpless, we feel like we are not in control of the situation, and we even feel like were weak. As soon as we are finished feeling bad about ourselves we recover from the incident only to get bullied once again. Personally I have grown up being bullied. I grew up in a small town in Kansas; so small that I thought there couldn’t be a town bigger then Lawrence Kansas, which has a population of, according to suburbanstats.org, a total of 87,643. I was and still am taller and bigger then most people that I have met in my lifetime. Coming from a town that was rather small, there were not many children my age who were the same height or weight as I am. I would be called names such as, “Big Foot, Frankenstein, and even Jonah’s Whale.” Back then those names was very hurtful, but looking back now it makes me laugh because. Back then I was a better person then those kids who called me those names and even now I am still a better person then those children. Because those children who were bullies, are not successful and still living in the same city they attended Kindergarten. 
According to NOBullying.com, “There are bully prevention groups that exist to train adults and young people to prevent bullying and how to respond to it when it does occur.” The Anti-Bullying Movement has taken mainstream. For example, Google, “Anti-Bullying Movement,” and you’ll see the amount of websites that have been created just to end bullying. While we use the Internet to try to dismantle bullying, Cyber bullying has taken stride as well.
On a more radical side, Cyber bullying has caused the deaths of many children According to standforthesilent.org, since being founded in 2010, “55,000 children have taken their lives.” The same website broke down the that number of deaths; “that is 8,000 deaths per year, or 22 per day. Almost one child per hour for the last 7 years.” Stand For The Silent has traveled to many schools over the past four years to talk about Cyber bullying and why it has brought about so much pain.
The audience the Anti-Bullying Movement is talking to is everyone who has been bullied or for that someone who is considered the bully. The movement wants to spread awareness to the audience who wants to take a stand to end bullying, or to give shocking information to those who are not well informed. This may be difficult with some constraints that may lie in the way of the movement. Some constraints could be that some people who view the movement as useless or arrogant. The movement is simply to give a voice to those who feel like they are not strong enough to stand up to the bully who is considered “superior or admirable.”

The Anti-Bullying movement appeals to logos, ethos, and pathos. The movement appeals to logos because there are many websites that supply different types of statistics stating how bullying and cyber bullying has grown over the years. The Anti-Bullying movement also appeals to ethos. The Anti-Bullying movement in the eyes of the audience views it as a creditable movement because many of those who are apart of the movement have been bullied before and I am sure that many of those people wanted something to lean back on. Personally I wish this were a movement that was occurring during my younger school years. Finally this movement appeals to pathos. The movement touches or emotions in most of us, or most of us that live in this different society. We used to live in a society were it was considered cool to be a bully. Well that child who being bullied by that so-called cool person now has a movement behind them for support. This appeals to pathos because this movement gives relief to those who have been bullied for so long.