Who's Harassing Whom?

The main thesis in the article is, "Women have defined (sexual harassment), capitalized on it and exacerbated it. We also possess the tools for handling it, without a federal judge or bureaucracy." this article, published in New York in 2006, is meant to address middle-aged, working class citizens living in highly populated industrial areas. The purpose of the article is to show that women can and do work with men without it necessarily being a case of sexual harassment.

The article show weakness when the author has no personal experience in sexual harassment, therefore, she does not necessarily know how women that have had this experience feel. The author does not tell the other side of the story; she does not ask anyone who has been in this situation how it affected them as a victim.

She show strengths when she proves her credibility by showing that she has been in the workpalce for 30 years, in various high-risk environments, and has never experienced sexual harassment. She also states that she works for the government. Another point she makes an excellent use of the tree appeals: logos, pathos, and ethos. She has many credible sources such as Dateline, Fortune 500 compaine, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

One example of Logos used in the article is "My employer trusts me with budgeting, lobbying, fundraising, and shaping the minds of the next generation, but is forced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the courts to conclude that i can't handle the advances of knuckleheads." This is a great example of logos because she says that she is trusted with all these responsibilities, yet her employer thinks her icapable of dealing with soething she deems much more trivial.

An example of Pathos used in the article is "Women define what's repulsive, stay in it and them file and win multi-million dollar verdicts, which in many cases exceed the amounts awarded to the children crippled in horrific accidents." This apples to the audience's emotions because anything happening to innocent children is horrific, and the idea that a woman that chooses to stay in a situation and receives more compensation that an injured child is ridiculous.

A good example to help explain Ethos for this article would be "These women defined their ethical dilemma as most people who make poor decisions do: either I stay here and get harassed, or I leave tand take another job for less pay but keep my sanity and virtue. To put it another way, the supervisors' brutish behavior was awful, but for $22 an hour, the employees were willing to put up with it." This shows that the author believes it is ethically wrong to put up with harassment in order to further your career or make more money.

Overall, I believe that the author had many good points and clear examples to prove her thesis. She made excellent use of the tree arguments, logos, pathos, and ethos. She told of her own experiences and used them to show that women can handle unwanted advances, and that not all interaction between males and females in the workplace qualifies as harassment.

Top 5 Grammar Mistakes
Life distinguishes plants, animals, and humans from ignorant matter; this including the capacity for growth, production, functional activity, and continued change with ending with death. Life comes from the Old English from the Germanic origin. It comes from the German word lieb meaning body. Meaning the body is the living thing. There are many ways to express life, you have a person that is "larger than life", you have someone that is "the life of the party", or "bringing someone to life." Life has always been used the same way and has just been added to other words to make them more lively. For example, "the life of the party", is talking about a person at the party. It points out if that person was not there then that party would not be happening. I believe that the word has the same meaning as it has always had except for when it is put with other words to make new meanings.

I have chosen to write about birth control and the affects of it. Many teens are becoming sexually active and are put on birth control before knowing all the side affects and knowing how to take it. Some simple facts most teens do not know before taking birth control is that if you are on antibiotics, for anything, the antibiotics void out the birth control. There are so many commercials now that are recalling certain birth controls because of things that are happening to a lot of people. Another fun fact that most teens do not know, birth control needs to be taken everyday at the same time. Just missing one day at that certain time is bad because it now has to start through your system all over again and it takes about a month to fully take affect.

Courtney -- You haven't detailed here what your research questions are, so it is hard for me to respond to this proposal. It sounds like a good idea -- narrowing your scope to teenagers and birth control is a good idea. What parts of this controversy are you wanting to investigate? What are people arguing about? In other words, what is the debate about? Be sure that you have a more specific idea of what you want to research before you go to the library on Wednesday. Use the key words in your questions as your search terms. -- Leah
A6 Annotated Bibliographies
  1. Singer, Natahsa. Health Concerns Over Popular Contraceptives. New York Times. New York, N.Y.: Sep. 26, 2009, Pg. B1. Nov. 1, 2009. Print.

In this article, it is explaining the issues with the common birth control Yaz and Yazmin. It explains how the FDA has told the Bayer HealthCare, which is who sells the product, that they need to change “misleading commercials.” Also, this product has many lawsuits against it from women that claim that they have had health problems after they started to use the product. One thing that this article points out is that on the label, it tells the patient that it may cause blood clots and strokes. So for the women trying to sue, it may be harder because of this warning. Another issue brought up, the product is made in Germany and the quality control was not up to American standards because of the way they were calculation the ingredients.

This could help in my paper for the argument that is against birth control. This is one of the issues why birth control would scare people in believing it was a safe and effected way to help them. When the FDA even says that there is misleading information, that myself would turn me away from a product.

1. Elton, Jayne. Long-acting reversible contraception-methods, risks and benefits. Practice Nurse. Sutton: Sep 18, 2009. Vol. 38, Iss.5: Pg. 21. Proquest. Print.

In this article, it is explaining the uses of the LARC method. It is an implant. This article gives both sides why they are good and thing that women should look for. It gives examples why it is important to give all information to women about the contraceptive they will be taking. This article explained how the menstrual cycle would change, how sexual history takes part in it, and says that some health issue and physical disabilities require special consideration.

This could be useful for my paper because it is a different form of birth control. It is also very honest and gives clear information. It also tells how some healthcare providers don’t always give all of the information-in this article the removal issue.
  1. Kaplan, David. Birth Control Pills (oral contraceptives). (Women’s Heath Advisor) (Drug overview.). Clinical Reference Systems. McKesson Health Solutions: Nov 2008. Mel. Nov 1, 2009. Print.
This article explains the use of birth control and what to do when you are on it. The article explains what is happening to your body and what you are expected to do. Some examples, try to take pill at the same time everyday, use back up method of birth control for first two weeks, use condoms, tell healthcare providers if you are using birth control, and the different packs of pills. Also, it gives you help tips on if you miss a pill what to do. The article also gives the advantages and disadvantages.

Most of this information will be put in my paper some way or another. This information is very helpful and was easy to read. The most helpful are the advantages and the disadvantages.

  1. Sigel, Eric. Depo-provera. (Pediatric Advisor)(Drug overview). Clinical Reference Systems. RelayHealth: Oct. 15, 2007. Mel. Nov. 1, 2009. Print.
In this article, the author is talking about the Depo-Provera contraceptive, also known as the Depo shot. This article helps explain how Depo is used, what are the advantages and disadvantages, how it does not stop STDs.

This could help with my paper to help explain another form of birth control. And gives me good statistics. Also this was an easy to read article that could be understood in helping to relate to my thesis.
  1. Shoupe, Donna and Mishell. “Contraception.” Women and Health Encyclopedia. 2000 ed. Print.

In this source, it has many things to point out. It has contraceptive use in the United States. Which gives statistics of how many contraceptives were used and which type was used. It has contraceptive effectiveness. Which tells how well the type of contraceptive works and the different ages that applied to it. Also it includes how much they cost and the different types. In the different types it tells the barrier techniques for example, the diaphragm, cervical cap, and the male/female condom and how to get them and a brief description. Finally, the effectiveness and side effects of birth control.

This information is very helpful and touches many of the topics that I am bringing to my paper. It has a lot of information to go through but it is reliable and scholarly. This source also had many topics that a lot of the other sources did not mention.
  1. Fife, Rose S. The ACP Handbook of Women's Health. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians, 2009. Pg. 137-142. Nov. 1, 2009. Print.
In this source, it gives many contraceptives that many of the other sources did not mention. It explains what these contraceptives are along with the use and how they work.

This source could be very useful for my paper. It was recently published meaning that it has up-to-date information. It uses many of different contraceptives and explains how they work. People with MD wrote this book, so I believe it to be very scholarly.

Alice Waters writes in “Eating for Credit,” about Type two diabetes and how children today are obese. Over the past 50 years in the United states, she explains how we have tried to improve this problem with current issues and from her personal life. You can find many claims in this article, for example, the children need to be taught about healthy food on a daily bases instead of just getting the healthy exercise. Another part would be teaching them on a hands on approach and teaching them about food and how to eat healthy to help prevent type two diabetes, which is mostly from being over weight. One more claim that could be made, is how the children in today’s younger generation needs this kind of program to help the children to focus on what they need to take with them throughout their lives.
The author shows us in the first claim that it is true how we need to teach the children now about healthy food but it does not explain why this would benefit with the chances of not getting type two diabetes in the future, which the author started out the article saying that her main focus was type two diabetes. The author states that the children need a hands on approach, and it says to help fight the obesity which is the main part of type two diabetes but still does not come out and say it that way. On the last claim, the author has lead us up to this point, so this shows us a clear idea of what she was trying to explain throughout the whole article and how this will be taken with the child through there lives. When looking at all three claims, we can see that they are how the author is being true.
The author supports her claims with grounds, which one is that the claims that are made are all true facts. In our society today, type two diabetes is a physical condition that could be improved if people were educated in nutrition. These facts connect us between the reason, solution, and result. Teaching children about food will go with them throughout their lives, which will change their life. This is another ground. If they teach the children young, when they grow up, they could start to have family meals with their own family. Which the author stated that in today society was very unlikely to be seen a family dinner with everyone. When we don’t take time to cook food for our families, we try to find quick and easy ways to get food, which is most likely to be something frozen that is not healthy or running trough some sort of fast food. One last ground is her giving the idea of a program to help the children, which also connects to her personal experience. When she talks about this programs she makes it seem like this would be the best way for the children to learn. She says we are teaching them about the botany and history of those veggies. We are not scaring them with the health consequences of their eating habits; we are engaging them in interactive education that brings them into a new relation with food. She also says to think critically about what they eat. This shows how this program will work and how the students interact with the food.
Waters is easy to read and be understood with her claims, grounds, and warrants because she as a person is a true chef. She understands food and its components and the nutrition facts. Not only is she a chef but also owns her own restaurant, which show her experience with the food. She even started the foundation for these healthy eating habits.