This article includes a young girl asking a question and three writers answering it. I relate a lot to question: "Why am I so supportive of everyone else but so hard on myself". I am personally way too hard on myself, and I need to cut some slack so thats part of why I really like this one. Also, I like the whole question-answer thing. I would LOVE to do some writing like this like answering other peoples questions with my opinions and building them up (not writing for school obviously but more for life in general).
Now, I don't want to assume anything BUT I am just going to go ahead and say what I assumed: this man who shot the firearm was racist. I believe that is the point the article was trying to make, and I agree. The poor boy did not even do anything threatening, HE JUST WANTED DIRECTIONS. Ive recently got into this kind of stuff with the police shootings and such, but this article makes me heated and want to go research more. This 14 year old boy could not even ask someone for directions without being shot at, and that is insane and sad to me. I like how the writers from Vogue write a lot more than Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed is more like a newspaper or news article, while vogue is more like a magazine or a blog.
I chose this article because it made me realize the signs of rape culture in some television shows that I would have never noticed. It makes me wonder what signs that I could be looking over in my every day life. It mentions one sign that I haven't thought that much about, which is slut shaming. It made me being like "AMEN", because no matter what someone does with their body in their private time, no one has the right to assume they would want to do such things with them. "We do not need to validate a rapist's actions nor should we." A rapist rapes someone because they want to, not because of what the other person (the victim) is doing or wearing.
I chose to put this article in the collection because these women are wearing festival clothes--which many people say are too showy. The people who make up rape culture would say they were asking for it by choosing to wear revealing clothes (which Is bullshit don't think I'm condemning it).I could write MILLIONS of papers on women having the right tower whatever they feel comfortable in. Women shouldn't have to base their outfits on whether or not a man is going to sexually harass them. Anyway I like the aesthetic of the post and I wish I could go to Coachella and where those outfits.
well, vogue automatically grabs my attention because of the fashion, New York vibes it gives off. But this article actually has some pretty good information to it as well. Drake is talking about how we need to stop basing out value off of social media and likes and focus more on real people, which is something I am very passionate about. It also talks about how women should not have to feel obligated to get with certain men just because they are nice to them. "who's gotta be nice for what?" to men like him".
I like the style it is written, its like conversational- blog post. It also lists 25 reasons and I like the bullet points. It just fits into the fact that I'm really passionate about the whole rape-culture thing, and this writer tells you straight up what she is thinking. She does not sugarcoat anything, so I enjoy the rawness of it. I'm not set on writing my essay like this but I wouldn't mind it. "Journalists who substitute the word “sex” for “rape” – as if they’re the same thing."
I like how this article had a lot of quotes and stories from normal people. Like it was not anyone famous, it was just some 16 year old girl. This makes it hit close to home and relate to me, the reader. The author uses statistics to show the realism of the rape culture. This author also mentions something that most of the articles I've read on this topic hasn't: sexual harassment isn't limited to women only. "Rape isn't limited to women only, it is an emotionally and physically destructive experience that leaves the victim with this notion of having done something to have caused this".
I like how the writer puts certain things in bold or a different color to draw attention to it, and I also like how she will make the font bigger. I am drawn more to the aesthetics of a lot of the articles rather than the text itself. If it has boring colors or looks boring, I will probably have a hard time focusing on it to read it. I also like how it has an abundance of pictures and gives you links to related topics that will help you understand the article better as a whole.
This text encouraged me to further research rape culture and how often it happens. In this article, the author describes some personal experiences of her and her friends being sexually harrassed or assaulted. It makes me wonder how many people that I know could have had this happen to them, and also how I could help to stop it. Based on this text I could easily write an essay explaining the danger and blindness of rape culture. It is written in a very conversational way because it in a commentary, which I like. She is proving a point by simply telling her personal experiences.
What immediately drew me into this article was the author's use of a lot of bright colors and artsy pictures, and I like this because even though the situation is sad and upsetting Kesha stayed positive. It also was written like a newspaper article but the words she uses are very teenage girl words. She uses a lot of words like "glam" and it draws your attention as the reader. In the article she talks about how Kesha was told that all she was was "fun" by other people, like that was her determining quality; this reminded me of how many others are constantly told who they are or should be by other people. Based on this text, I could write an essay about being true to yourself and not allowing others to define you.