RHET 110 Definition Argument Paper

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RHET 110: Definition Argument In Pink Think , Lynn Peril argues that the stereotypes of woman behavior deny women of their freedom to act outside of the general feminine ideal. She explains that through this concept, women are not able to be their true selves. Since the emergence of femininity, women are believed to act on certain standards to adhere by the norm for all females. They are suggested to behave properly while fulfilling other tasks that the ideal woman performs. This is characterized as Pink Think, a set of ideas and attitudes about what constitutes proper female behavior. Such stereotypical tasks would include being a housewife, child bearing or even joining a Miss Popularity pageant. Many claim these stereotypes to be “proper” only because they conform to the beliefs of society. It is assumed that all women aspire to live up to this standard of behavior despite the
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Unformatted text preview: differences they may share. In reality, it hurts to be thought of something that one may not be or want to be. The role of femininity only seems to be necessary for meeting and ultimately marrying a man. Similarly, the idea of femininity exemplifies the stereotypes of race: something that is clearly evident for Asian Americans. This concept is known as Asian Sensation. For example, an individual of any Asian descent is perceived to be intelligent and a know-it-all. But when called upon by a peer for assistance in a certain subject or assignment, not every Asian can provide this act. Being labeled as dumb and useless deprives one’s self of their freedom to try and explore new concepts. Ultimately, it becomes an essential to live up to this perception because people are afraid to be different....
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