“What’s Missing in Miss America’s Response”

A Tale of Two Debates Last week, social media exploded after the Miss America Pageant. Users complained either how terrible feminists were or how terrible Miss America’s answer was. But what was actually said? Miss Nevada was asked the following question: Recently Time Magazine said 19% of U.S. undergraduate women are victims of sexual assault in college. Why has such … Continue reading “What’s Missing in Miss America’s Response”

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To Instruct and Delight the Reader or To Expand Radically the Reader’s Role

The nature of rhetorical criticism, as Sonja K. Foss explains, occurs in our day-to-day lives. Because “[h]ow we perceive, what we know, what we experience, and how we act are the results of the symbols we create and the symbols we encounter in the world,” consequently, “we engage in a process of thinking about symbols, … Continue reading To Instruct and Delight the Reader or To Expand Radically the Reader’s Role