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A Peaceful Women Explains…
Purpose and Audience
1. In paragraph one, Hasselstrom clearly states that she is “peace-loving” and due to past events she carries a pistol to be safe. She also wants to give valuable reasons on why people should carry pistols. 2. Paragraph five serves to give an example of a person who got raped after calling for help on her CB radio. The author is trying to point out that the person got raped because she did not have a weapon for self defense. It supports her main idea so therefore I don’t consider this paragraph unnecessary. 3. Yes, the author is aiming women in particular. In all the examples, she directly explains how women are harassed by men. Therefore, a women should carry a weapon. 4. She does not expect most ogf her readers to agree with her position. She indicates in paragraph four a challenge from her opposing audience,. She challenges
Style and Structure
2. The most important reason Hasselstrom gives for carrying a gun is to “provide a measure of safety.” The contributory causes are to avoid being raped or murdered and to have a balance of power. 3. Yes, I could argue that not only women need a gun to be safe. Men as well confront dangerous situations in their lives. Hasselstrom does argue in all her situations that women should always carry a gun for safety. 4. Situations such as living far away from the city and traveling could support her decision on why she carries a gun. 5. Yes, she explain how she can’t imagine shooting someone.
2. She says, “ perhaps this is an idea whose time has come, though the pacifist inside me will be saddened if the only way women can achieve equality is by carrying weapons.