“Kyrsten Sinema Swearing-In Look Was A Bold Queer Statement” by Lily Burana Analyse
The article “Kyrsten Sinema’s Swearing-In Look Was A Bold Queer Statement” is written by Lily Burana and the article is about the American politician Kyrsten Sinema and Lily Burana's point of view on Kyrsten Sinema swearing during the swearing-in re-enactments for recently elected senators in the Old Senate Chamber in Washington.
The article focuses on femme queer and that Sinema's clothing decision creates some debate in politics. The article was published on Wednesday 4 January 2018 by HuffPost, which is an American internet newspaper. Through the essay I will focus on argumentative and linguistic features and make use of the appeals and simile.
The article shows that, from Lily Burana’s point of view, Kyrsten Sinema's clothes create a stir in politics, but she represents herself proudly and shows off her hyperfeminine appearance. Burana believes that women do not have to resign with "boxy suits” or “shellacked helmet” hair to exhibit maturity and credibility. Burana also presumes to have it described and expressed clearly in the article by using appeal forms in the article to convince recipients of her point of view:
“Sinema is sending a message: Women in power can stop denaturing themselves in order to be taken seriously ― or to assume even more power. We don’t need to resign ourselves to boxy suits, sensible flats, or shellacked helmet hair to exhibit maturity and credibility.” (ll. 28 – 31)
As can be seen, Lily Burana has through the article used appeals. In the quote, Burana makes use of the ethos by writing about Sinema's message that women in power can stop denaturing themselves to be taken seriously - or to assume even more power. Burana chooses to write it in the article to gain the recipients' acceptance and trust. Sinema seems to be an experienced person, which also creates credibility.