{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Persuasive speech outline

Persuasive speech outline - Daniel Washington Traditional...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Daniel Washington Traditional Gender Roles COMM 1201 Thursday 11/21/13 2:30 pm Persuasive Speech Outline General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience about the limitations that traditional gender roles impose on people First sentence: Gender is a social construct that influences every aspect of our lives, such as how we shape our identity, how we socialize with people, and what we expect from people. (Oral portion of the introduction) Gender or gender identity is our own private sense of being a man or a woman. The reason why we conform to gender roles comes from the simple fact that gender roles provide simplicity and social order. We can distinguish men from women and vice versa through their appearance and behavioral traits. However, how should we view people who do not conform to gender roles and promote this simplistic idea of how men and women should operate? Should they be perceived as unorthodox or even weird? Well I can tell all of you from my personal experience that I followed unconventional gender roles. I was never interested in sports, I didn’t like trucks or action figures, and I was more in tuned with my emotions than most boys were during my childhood years. I gravitated towards other interests, such as music and art. I also had a strong appreciation for the beauty in things. So the types of people that I socialized with elementary school were mostly girls because they did share my interests. But to many people during this time, a little boy socializing mainly with girls was rather questionable. I came across people who
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
labeled me as gay and had this preconceived notion of me as a “nontraditional” kid who is completely detached from his sense of masculinity. Despite these assumptions, I still continued to embrace my personality and identity. I mean, shouldn’t we all embrace our individuality? Why is it wrong to not subscribe to gender stereotypes? Breaking the mold of gender, social barriers is rather transcendent in my opinion. But gender roles still continue to influence the way we carry ourselves. Here is why they influence us: So now all of you can see just how stringent and divisive gender roles can be. We can’t even establish a balance between masculine and feminine behavioral traits without being disparaged. It’s like our culture stripped away our sense of individuality and replaced it with behavioral guidelines that we’re supposed to follow. I know all of you can understand exactly what I’m trying to emphasize here.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern