Rhetorical Analysis Of Ain T I A Woman

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In the speech, “Ain’t I a Woman,” Sojourner Truth addresses two distinct points. Through the introduction, Truth challenged and emphasized on the idea that women were feebler and needed to be care for. Based upon Truth’s experiences, as a mother, black woman, and woman during this era, this speech argues that white and black men descriptions of how to treat women differed. According to a white man amongst the audience, “women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches and have the place everywhere.” Maintaining that concept, Truth establishes a sense of identity as a victim of racial discrimination and sexism. She states that no one performs these courtesies, or civility for her because, in reality, she is a woman, and most importantly, a woman of colored. Midway in the speech, Truth disputes the concept of inequality between men and women. She acknowledges physical, emotional, and religious similarities of both sex by stating, “I could work as much and eat as much as a man. When I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me. Ain’t I a woman?” This portion of the speech argues that women can do the same labor as men, …show more content…
Truth proposed and questioned her audience on why black are not preserved with the same respect as white women. This speech broke and reveal a long concealed and overlooked activism and experiences of African American women in America. On the other hand, I believe that the entire issues of women being labeled inferior stems from sexism and ignorance of feminism. Historically, some men have this notion that they are better and above women. For those reasons only, women can never equate to men. Some men also have no idea of what feminism is, yet they are so fast to dismiss it or believe that feminists hate all men or victimize all women. This ignorance can be research in depth,