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  1. Apr 2016
    1. And yet another quote that the modern feminist would find absurd. The author once again makes it seem like women shouldn't have to work to support their family just "because". She fails to identify a logical reason for why not. The value system that is being used to define this norm is based off of tradition alone and not on substance.

    2. reject

      I couldn't help but roll my eyes after reading this passage. The author here is suggesting women's inferiority by suggesting that women are some how less capable of handling war than men. Its ironic because the point of the article is that women are more than equal yet here the author totally contradicts the point by suggesting that they can't handle something that men can.

      Additionally, the writer is using scare tactics and slippery slope logical fallacies to make the reader believe that if women are given equal rights... they will be drafted and they will have to go to war.

      It is important to note the climate of this era. The Vietnam war had taken many lives and the US was still living under the "threat" of soviet communism. For this reason it is easy to see why this slimy tactic may have been used. War and the draft were on people's minds and playing into this fear was probably a highly effective way to try and preserve the status quo.

  2. Mar 2016
    1. Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. And we must rejoice as well, for surely this is the first time in our nation’s history that a significant number of its religious leaders have chosen to move beyond the prophesying of smooth patriotism to the high grounds of a firm dissent based upon the mandates of conscience and the reading of history. Perhaps a new spirit is rising among us. If it is, let us trace its movement, and pray that our inner being may be sensitive to its guidance. For we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness that seems so close around us.

      This paragraph is in essence, sharing with the reader, or I guess the listener... what the ultimate point of this speech is. He is essentially stating that while speaking out for what is right is often times exceptionally difficult, it is what is ultimately what must be done. Martin Luther King Jr. mentions that already many have "begun to break the silence" and in doing so have opened up a dialogue amongst people. This is something that to him is important to celebrate because it showcases that a spirit of consciousness is coming from the American people and this is what will lead them out of the darkness. Martin Luther's attitude towards the Vietnam war can be expected, given his role in the civil right movement. The entire spirit of his movement was that change must come through compassion, kindness, and understand understanding... He was a proponent of the peaceful protest. He believed in speaking up against what is wrong and not resorting to violence. Given his negative outlook towards violence, it is to be expected that he would not condone the violence taking place in Vietnam. He would have believe that peaceful alternatives were available.