- Come up with a major question about said text regarding an analytical purpose.
- Black Like Me Book by John Howard Griffin
- Example of research thesis: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly is an album that challenges the structures
and expectations of rap and jazz while presenting the artists’ reckoning with a society that continues to remain
prejudiced against Black people in systemic and personal ways
- Subtopics and sub-questions you will develop within your research paper (refer to prompt for further
instruction on sub-topics/sub-questions).
•Provide evidence to support your thesis in a logical, developed manner.
•Sub-topics are simply more specific discussions that help support your thesis claim. Sub-questions are those
topics in question form if you so choose.
•For your thesis, consider multiple sub-topics addressing even more specific issues, such as:
•How will this research help to understand my text’s historical/social/emotional point?
•What is the major impact of my text? How does it affect its reader/viewer/listener?
•What is the benefit of assessing my chosen text?
•Synthesize the information gained from sources to understand them and explain them to the reader.
•Only including quotes/examples shows you’re relying on the sources to speak for you.
- Some academic information/facts/quotes (from your primary or secondary sources) you have researched so
far that apply to your topic.
- What you hope to achieve from doing research on your chosen text (besides a good grade).
population found this perplexing due to the cultural belief in “two-spirit” or what can be considered a third gender (Morgensen. 2012). With the colonization of the indigenous population Europeans were able to instill their beliefs about gender and sex, eventually this became a tool in their quest for dominance (Manning, 2019). Additionally it can be suggested that it created the foundation of a hierarchical system in the Americas and the Caribbean society knows toady. In short the institution of gender was the beginnings of colonial power around the world. With the concept of hierarchy forced on the indigenous colonizers were able to justify gendered violence, because of the man over woman ideal. Gendered violence played an important role in the shaping of colonial societies and establishing power and it continued to be a tool of retaining power during post-colonisation and modern day conflict. It is clear that even in modern day society there is a large amount of inequality throughout the world in terms of men’s and women’s opportunities, and unfortunately the inequalities can become amplified during times of conflict. During World War 1 80% of casualties were soldiers, during the Vietnam War 80% of casualties were civilians mostly women and children (Fagan,1999). This is an example of an extremely concerning trend and that is that women and children have become tools and pawns in conflicts to gain or retain power on both international and national levels. As instability in security increases the risk of sexual violence also increases all across the board for men, women, and children. The use of sexual violence is used a psychological tactic to control and weaken communities through loss of social cohesion. Colonization and war both contributed to the objectification and demoralization use of sexual violence to carry out the task at hand. We see this with early colonizers who were quick to brutalize native women and exploit their newly taken power. A more modern examples would be the conflicts in Rwanda, Uganda, and Bosnia–Herzegovina, which saw sexual violence used as a systemic tool of war; but also can be used to control populations in times of peace (Close, 2011). The use of sexual violence reinforces gender stereotypes in societies both developed and developing, especially the idea that conflict is a male dominated.>GET ANSWER