Speech: The Morality of Birth Control
What are some examples of bias, fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices in the speech you selected? An example of a fallacy within this speech is where she talked about the third group of people when comes to families. I thought it was kind of messed up that she referred to them as disease creating, irresponsible and immoral. I think she’s referring to poor people with no knowledge of birth control. I know she could have referred to them with a better set of words and still get her point across to the readers. An example of bias within the speech is when the author was referring to the wealth class group of people and how together they seem to have everything. The author made it a point to refer to the wealthy class of individuals as intelligent and the most moral members of society that seem to not make mistakes when it comes to raising a family. The specific rhetorical device the author used in this speech was hyperbole. The author seems to think that the immoral act of not using birth control properly has led to a society of disease and poverty in the world.
How did the speaker address arguments and counterarguments? The author’s arguments about teaching both male and females of any class about birth control were very straight forward. The author is saying with knowledge and the backing of various professions we can teach people about birth control. The author’s counterarguments to the views of how women should not have this kind of control over birth control involved both the church views and society’s image of how women should behave.
Were the speaker’s arguments effective? Explain your answer. Yes, the author’s speech made me think if birth control and how knowledge of it could be beneficial to the morality of our society. The author made me think that with the proper use of birth control we could reduce the chance of over population in our society.
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