While this is a significant step in creating more awareness for the issues of mommies violence, Rexes W. Hippie wants people to realize how prevalent domestic violence is not Just in the NFG, but everywhere, and specifically the workplace. In his Chicago Tribune article “Neff’s Shift on Domestic Abuse Offers Key Lessons,” Hippie contrasts the high number of women who will be affected by domestic violence to the low number of workplaces that have domestic violence policies in place to illustrate how much more needs to be done to begin to solve the domestic violence problem our country Is finally acknowledging.
The author reaches out to a widespread audience that Includes males and females, all races and classes, and an age group that should Include anyone who Is old enough to be In a domestic relationship. He Is able to reach this audience through the use of a well known and highly read newspaper and the fact the subject of domestic violence is relevant to so many. Throughout the article Hippie presents statistical evidence, quotes from credible and relevant sources, and emotionally evoking word choice all in the effort to spread the awareness of the lack of domestic violence policies in the workforce and what can begin to be done about it.
Hippie wastes very little time in establishing logos by presenting key statistics to show how prevalent domestic violence really is and how the workforce in our country has done little to address it. In the first few paragraphs of the article, Hippie provides the detail of how the NFG has changed its policy on domestic violence. The league will be more proactive with punishment and punishment will be harsher than before.
Immediately after this brief Introduction Into how the NFG Is handling Its policy, Hippie uses logos when he offers up back to back statistics that portrays the sat difference in how the rest of the companies in our country are handling the domestic violence issue. In back to back paragraphs Hippie stated that “1 in 4 women will, at some point, experience domestic violence” (par. 7) and that ” … There are as few as 30 percent of companies that actually have [domestic violence] policies” (par. 6).
The first statistic presenting the shocking rate of domestic violence cases next to the extremely low number of companies who have any policy in place to deal with these cases allow the audience to quickly see Just how big of an issue this s and Just how little the workforce is doing to deal with It. Throughout the article, Hippie develops ethos by using quotes from two credible individuals each with their own unique experience In the topic at hand. The first person Hippie uses Is Jason Check who Is “a labor and employment law attorney with the firm Fisher ; Phillips- (par 6).
Hippie uses Check to inform the audience of what en oaten sees In Deterrent workplaces Ana ten Deterrent ways teen get around handling the domestic violence issue. At one point Check claimed, ‘… It’s often an issue goosed under “disciplinary policy” somewhere in an employee handbook and never fully addressed’ (par 7). Another problem Check discusses is that some companies do have a specific domestic abuse policy but they don’t offer up any training to anyone within the company on how to deal with it.
By using Check, someone who has the position that would consistently put him in position to witness how companies deal with these policies or lack thereof, he is able to provide the audience a more authentic insight to how the workforce is currently ignoring or Just not prepared to al with the issue of domestic violence. The second person Hippie brings into his article to establish ethos is Kim Candy. Candy is “president and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence” (par. 10).
Where Check was used to present the issues in the workplace, Candy is brought in to offer her solutions on what can be done. She stated some of the most basic steps that can be taken by a company when she said ‘Just talking about it. Putting up posters. Having a speaker come in, doing employee education. Taking a position as an organization’ (par. 16). Candy also addresses the validity of Checks second statement when she told Hippie ‘[it is important in] Having an ombudsperson or Just somebody in HRS who is trained and understands the complexities of domestic violence and what that means’ (par. 6). The solutions that Candy offers up seem so simple and yet the fact that they aren’t already being done helps elaborate the point that Hippie is making that the workplace is far behind on dealing with the domestic violence issue. Presenting claims from two individuals with vastly different ties, but who would like to see the name resolve, to the topic at hand, Hippie is able to further his argument from angles that he wouldn’t have the authority or experience to speak on.
The strongest bit of rhetoric that Hippie uses is the appeal to the audience’s emotions. He establishes pathos through the strong language he uses specifically when he is wrapping up his argument and restating his thesis. Given the subject matter of domestic violence it is already a subject that could insinuate strong emotions in any given reader, but Hippie makes sure to use certain words to make sure he elicits the trotters emotional response possible.
The best example of this is near the end of the article when Hippie wrote, “Companies need to acknowledge the prevalence of domestic abuse and be far more proactive in helping those who suffer at the hands of abusers” (par. 20). Hippie is essentially Just restating his thesis but this time he uses the words suffer and abusers. These two words are very vivid and bring out emotions such as terror or anger more so than if he was to say those who have been subject to domestic violence. To picture anyone, but especially a woman, suffering at he hands of an abuser would make a lot of people sick to their stomachs.
Hippie is relying on the fact that this visual and this reaction might Just make someone want to get up and do something about it, and preferably a figure in a workplace that actually could do something about it. Hippie believed the publicity the NFG is getting with their handling of the domestic violence policy will help create change in how the rest of our country and workforce deals with this issue. But he didn’t want to Just leave it at that. He wanted to take a stand and do what he could to help start making that change. Therefore he laid out statistical facts to prove the issue exists.
He brought in Cree Edie students to prove Turner Instant on now ten Issue Is Dealing Ignored Ana what can be done about it. And then he used goal oriented word choice to invoke an emotional response from his audience to the issue. This use of logos, ethos, and pathos made his claims valid and trustworthy and his argument highly effective. So the next time I am at my place of employment I will be sure to ask what the policy is, if any, on domestic violence, because the NFG is doing its part, and now Hippie has persuaded us to do ours.