Professor Carol, Kushner
24th Oct 2013
Women’s Rights Are Human Rights Speech Analysis
1. Hillary Rodham Clinton was born on October 26 1947. She was the 67th United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York, candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, and the first lady of the United States. On 5th September 1995, she attended the Fourth U.N World Conference on Women in Beijing, China and gave the speech, “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” about the issues facing women and girls all around the world. Her speech hoped to inspire women who are usually silenced and gives them a voice and reason to be vocal for their basic human rights. In the speech, she uses a propaganda technique that grasps people’s attention. In order to achieve support for the claim of the messages, she delivered her speech by using plain-folks appeal, bandwagon, slanting and charged language, card stacking, and transfer.
2. Plain folk is a device where a speaker tries to win our confidence and support by appearing to be a person like us. From the speech, Hillary Clinton shows the plain folk propaganda technique by saying, “We come together in fields and in factories. In village markets and supermarkets. In living rooms and board rooms” and she also says, “we come together to talk about our aspirations and concern.” She is trying to tell the audience that she is one of the everyday people in fields, factories, markets, living rooms, and boardrooms. She also uses words “we” and “together” to persuade the audience that she is just like one of us. Hillary Clinton also says, “We share a common future.” From saying this, she suggests to the listener that because she shares a common future, she is the one who is in the same situation and same level as us. By delivering her message, she made sure that the audience feels her as being one of them and leading them to trust and follow her.
3. Bandwagon is a technique...