Tag: Analysis

Logos: Why do people victim blame?

A flock of birds seen from below against a blank white sky. The birds form the shape of a question mark.

Summary: This lesson asks students to read a research-supported article about why people tend to victim blame–in cases of sexual assault but also in other situations of victimization.  The students use the article to practice identifying claims, reasons and evidence


Ethos: Values, Branding and Gender

Summary: In this lesson students practice analyzing the values portrayed in particular advertisements and considering how the company is trying to build its credibility (and its brand) with its target audience.  Students also consider which values are marketed towards women


The Rhetorical Triangle and Rape Culture

Summary: This lesson is designed for the first or second week of a Rhetoric class. It helps students’ build their foundational rhetorical analysis skills by introducing the rhetorical triangle and giving them the opportunity to practice identifying the different elements


“Good Girls” and Sexual Assault

Summary: In this lesson students will investigate the stereotype of the “good girl” through an essay by Roxanne Gay and a music video by Carrie Underwood.  They will explore how this idea of the “good girl” affects how we understand


Messages Around Gender and Victim Blaming

Summary:  In this lesson students will discuss some of the problematic attitudes about sex that surround them in the media and general culture.  Once they have identified some of those attitudes, they will discuss the reading for that day about


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