For to give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania.
The Destructive Male Project description Discuss purpose and the claim of the speech. Is the opposing side mentioned?
Also, describe the method of argumentation you believe is used in the speech Toulmin? A mixture of both? Give citations to back up your points, and create a final works cited citation for this essay.
Stanton worked tirelessly for more than a half-century to obtain voting rights for American women and also questioned the social and political norms of her day which excluded women. The male element is a destructive force, stern, selfish, aggrandizing, loving war, violence, conquest, acquisition, breeding in the material and moral world alike discord, disorder, disease, and death.
See what a record of blood and cruelty the pages of history reveal! Through what slavery, slaughter, and sacrifice, through what inquisitions and imprisonments, pains and persecutions, black codes and gloomy creeds, the soul of humanity has struggled for the centuries, while mercy has veiled her face and all hearts have been dead alike to love and hope!
The male element has held high carnival thus far; it has fairly run riot from the beginning, overpowering the feminine element everywhere, crushing out all the diviner qualities in human nature, until we know but little of true manhood and womanhood, of the latter comparatively nothing, for it has scarce been recognized as a power until within the last century.
No one need wonder at the disorganization, at the fragmentary condition of everything, when we remember that man, who represents but half a complete being, with but half an idea on every subject, has undertaken the absolute control of all sublunary matters.
Though disfranchised, we have few women in the best sense; we have simply so many reflections, varieties, and dilutions of the masculine gender.
The strong, natural characteristics of womanhood are repressed and ignored in dependence, for so long as man feeds woman she will try to please the giver and adapt herself to his condition.
To keep a foothold in society, woman must be as near like man as possible, reflect his ideas, opinions, virtues, motives, prejudices, and vices. She must respect his statutes, though they strip her of every inalienable right, and conflict with that higher law written by the finger of God on her own soul.
She must look at everything from its dollar-and-cent point of view, or she is a mere romancer. She must accept things as they are and make the best of them. To mourn over the miseries of others, the poverty of the poor, their hardships in jails, prisons, asylums, the horrors of war, cruelty, and brutality in every form, all this would be mere sentimentalizing.
To protest against the intrigue, bribery, and corruption of public life, to desire that her sons might follow some business that did not involve lying, cheating, and a hard, grinding selfishness, would be arrant nonsense. In this way man has been molding woman to his ideas by direct and positive influences, while she, if not a negation, has used indirect means to control him, and in most cases developed the very characteristics both in him and herself that needed repression.
And now man himself stands appalled at the results of his own excesses, and mourns in bitterness that falsehood, selfishness, and violence are the law of life.
The need of this hour is not territory, gold mines, railroads, or specie payments but a new evangel of womanhood, to exalt purity, virtue, morality, true religion, to lift man up into the higher realms of thought and action. Whatever is done to lift woman to her true position will help to usher in a new day of peace and perfection for the race.
In speaking of the masculine element, I do not wish to be understood to say that all men are hard, selfish, and brutal, for many of the most beautiful spirits the world has known have been clothed with manhood; but I refer to those characteristics, though often marked in woman, that distinguish what is called the stronger sex.
For example, the love of acquisition and conquest, the very pioneers of civilization, when expended on the earth, the sea, the elements, the riches and forces of nature, are powers of destruction when used to subjugate one man to another or to sacrifice nations to ambition.
With violence and disturbance in the natural world, we see a constant effort to maintain an equilibrium of forces. Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony, and beauty may reign supreme.Some examples of destructive forces include erosion by water or wind, volcanic activity, earthquakes, the impact of glaciers and even animals' degradation of the environment.
Silt and soil deposition, as well as volcanic lava flows, are examples of constructive forces. A constructive force increases. “As Man progresses scientifically, he has also become more destructive.” Examine the statement with respect to events and happenings around you and giving sufficient examples wherever necessary.
Man has, over the ages, been progressively moving towards a world and life of destruction. If conflict were to be a destructive force then society would fail to advance to the world today, instead we would live in a world of anarchy.
The type of construction that arises from conflict is the reason why the world is the way it is today. On the morning of the 19th, the Convention assembled at 11 o'clock The Declaration of Sentiments, offered for the acceptance of the Convention, was then read by E.
Stanton. He basically told me, 'I have this thought about how you would approach Superman', I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting.
A pile of supplies delivered by Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Combat Logistics Battalion 31 and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Washington (WPB) wait for citizens of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands during relief .