Sexism Of School Dress Code Analysis

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In Zhou, Li’s article “The Sexism of School Dress Codes,” she explains how the dress codes are diminishing children's self-esteem and, is mostly sexist towards girls as well as the LGBT community. To reach a wide audience including students, parents, and high school administrators, she relies on a wide variety of sources from high school students to highly credited professors. Zhou creates a strong argument against strict dress codes and encourages audience to take a stand against out of date dress codes that schools implement, using the rhetorical tools ethos, pathos, and logos to advance her argument. Zhuo uses pathos at the opening of her argument by giving an anecdote about a girl in high school named Maggie Sunseri who experienced, as well as witnessed discrimination for the way she and her female peers dressed. This makes the reader feel sympathy for girls as well as creates anger in the reader towards the district. Zhou continues to build on these two emotions with other anecdotes throughout the article. She describes a high school prom in South Jordan, Utah,…show more content…
Zhou takes a stand against this issue in her article “The Sexism of School Dress Codes” published by The Atlantic. In her, article Zhou creates a strong argument through Aristotle's argumentative devices ethos, pathos, logos, and kairos. She writes this article to a wide audience of students, parents, school faculty, and others interested in the effects of school dress codes. Zhou informs the audience on the issue then, encourages her audience to take a stand against the issue and finally leaves her audience with a call to action to first acknowledge that this issue exists, then enlighten others on the issue to successfully combat the unfair
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