Web Rhetoric: Internet Users Respond to Constance McMillen

Facebook Image #3: Lesbian Doesn’t Mean Less of a Person

May 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Alright, I grabbed this image from the “Let Constance Take Her Girlfriend to Prom!” Posting such an image in this group about Constance McMillen is clearly pegging the prom ordeal as a lesbian–and HUMAN–rights issue. The image is split into four frames. In the first three frames, we are shown images of protest signs and […]

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Youtube Video #3: [Day 32] Constance McMillen, I commend your bravery.

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

I want to focus on something in this Youtube video that may seem a little obscure: the song played at the very end. It’s a song called “One Tribe,” by a currently very popular music group called Black Eyed Peas. In video blogs, it is easy to forget that rhetoric involves more than just the […]

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Youtube Video #1: The Lesbians Are Behind You, Constance.

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Okay, I’ll be honest: I found this video to be pretty humorous. I think much of the humorous value in this video comes from the shock of such a childish cartoon (sing-song voice, animation, simplistic rhyming, name calling) being used to address a controversial issue that is generally entrenched in heated and serious debate. According […]

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Facebook Image #2: Holocaust Allusions

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments

So, I’ve definitely been noticing a number of allusions to the Holocaust in all of the recent dialogue around McMillen.  I found this image posted up on the “Constance quit yer cryin’” page.  The photograph depicts homosexual prisoners of the Nazi Holocaust.  They are dressed in prisoners’ garbs and each identified with a label and […]

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