Individual Assignment #4: Annotated Bibliography Daniel Blanco Team 20

Excellent Daniel, good sources and terrific annotation. Well-done!

Daniel Blanco

Team 20

Individual Assignment #4: Annotated Bibliography


Sources 1-3 were obtained at the FIU Library Database


Names of Korean people mentioned in the assignment follow the last name, first name order (e.g. An (last name) Hee-Jung (first name))


  1. Book published in the last 20 years
    1. Employment, Well-Being, and Gender by Robert Rudolf, published 2018
      1. Even though Korean women are highly educated, they still face obstacles in trying to get jobs like Korean men. They have to work long hours, deal with unequal pay, and work with deficits in child care supply. Korea ranks low compared to other countries in the ratio between men and women in the work force. The book presents a case study that shows how their economic and human development achievements did not help with making changes to the extremely strong traditional gender roles.

Citation: Rudolf, Robert. Employment, Well-Being and Gender. Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2018. EBSCOhost,

  1. Journal from a scholarly journal
    1. Practicing Feminism in South Korea: The Issue of Sexual Violence and the Women’s Movement
      1. Sexual Torture at the Puchun Police Station: A former student activist, Kwon Insook, was arrested by the police in Puchun. The reason for her arrest was because she borrowed someone else’s ID card to get a job (former student activists were on a blacklist, preventing them to get a job). She was brought to a detective notorious for his torturous methods, Moon Guidong. When she refused to tell him the name of her colleagues, he took her clothes off and sexually assaulted her. The story reached the public because she told her lawyer after the incident. Many women’s organizations formed a committee to bring Moon to court. They organized campaigns and rallies, demanding the situation be investigated and that Moon be punished for his actions. However, the government’s first response was an announcement stating that these radical groups were making up a story as way of “furthering their revolutionary aims. After garnering public support, as well as 166 lawyers teaming up to defend Kwon in court and demand a open trial, Kwon was released and Moon was sentenced to five years in prison.

Citation: Jung, Kyungja. “Practicing Feminism in South Korea: The Issue of Sexual Violence and the Women’s Movement.” Hecate, no. 2, 2003, p. 261. EBSCOhost,


  1. Article in a popular or trade magazine
    1. “#MeToo Heads East”
      1. Seo Ji Hyun, a prosecutor in South Korea, is credited for bringing the #MeToo movement to light in South Korea. She claims that during a funeral in 2010, a senior male colleague groped her several times. When she reported it to her managers, she explains that she was subjected to performance audits that were assigned to a lower-level branch. When she saw the #MeToo movement take off in Hollywood, she felt like she was not alone and that she was not at fault for the situation. In November of 2017, she met with management to open an investigation into the incident. However, no progress was being made. Frustrated, Seo wrote an open letter on January 29, 2018 sharing her experience on her workplace intranet; she signed the bottom of the letter with #MeToo. That night, she went on an evening news program and brought the situation to a public audience. Her appearance triggered a major movement, with many women coming out to speak against film directors, actors, and many others. The president of Korea Women Hotline estimated that the weeks after Seo’s appearance the hotline received a 23% increase in calls. The article also brings up a survey conducted by the Korean Institute of Criminology that shows that approximately 80% of Korean men said that the physically or psychologically abused their girlfriend.

Citation: Haynes, Suyin, et al. “pass:[#]MeToo Heads East.” Time, vol. 192, no. 17, Oct. 2018, p. 48. EBSCOhost,

Sources 4-6 are obtained from the Internet

  1. Article from newspaper published in South Korea
    1. The Korea Times: “Former Political Star Jailed in #MeToo case
      1. On February 1, 2019, An Hee-Jung, a former governor of the South Chungcheong Province, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. He was found guilty of sexually harassing and raping his secretary multiple times. This ruling overturned a lower court’s not guilty ruling last year that acquitted him. The case came to light March 2018 when Kim Ji-Eun, his secretary, gave an interview telling her story. After the interview, he made an apology claiming it was his fault and stepped down from his position. Later however, he changed his stance and said everything Kim said was consensual. #MeToo activists criticized the initial ruling saying it was turning a blind eye to the situation. The guilty verdict is just the beginning to a changing society in South Korea.

Citation: Lee, Suh-yoon. “Former Political Star Jailed in #MeToo Case.” The Korea Times, 1 Feb. 2019,

  1. Article from a good website
    1. New York Times: “Ex-Prosecutor in South Korea #MeToo Case Is Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison” (supports Source #3)

Ahn Tae-geun, a former prosecutor in Korea, was sentenced to two years in prison on January 23, 2019. He was charged with trying to prevent a junior prosecutor from getting work opportunities after she attempted to expose his sexual misconduct against her. Seo Ji-Hyun, the junior prosecutor, went on a cable channel interview to recount how she was sexually molested by Ahn. Her interview encouraged women to come out and speak on their experience. She cites the #MeToo movement in Hollywood for giving her the courage to come out and do the interview.

Citation: Choe, Sang-Hun. “Ex-Prosecutor in South Korea #MeToo Case Is Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 23 Jan. 2019,

  1. Article from a good source
    1. Hollywood Reporter: “Kim Ki-Duk Case Seen as Win for #MeToo in South Korea”
      1. In 2017, an actress in South Korea accused director Kim Ki-Duk of physical and sexual assault. She claims that in 2013 on the set of a movie, Kim was forcing her to act out unscripted sex scenes and beat her multiple times. He eventually ended up replacing her for another actress. A film critic, Yoon Sung-Eun, sheds light on how this case affects Kim’s reputation. They explain that it will not be easy to regain his status in the business when a story like this comes out. They continue by saying that even though this issue is bringing light to the big issue of sexual abuse in the country, it has been a prevalent issue for many years and most of these cases are difficult to prove because of the lack of evidence.

Citation: Lee, Hyo-Won. “Kim Ki-Duk Case Seen as Win for #MeToo in South Korea.” The Hollywood Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2019,


Revised Thesis Statement

In August 2018, former South Korean governor An Hee-Jung was found not guilty of raping his secretary multiple times in 2017. During this period, women in South Korea were observing and getting inspired by the #MeToo movement in Hollywood to speak out against their abusers and tell their story. With the rise of the #MeToo movement and South Korea’s changing views on sexual assault cases, the ruling was overturned and Governor An was found guilty on 9 of the 10 charges brought against him in this case.




Annotated Bibliography-Deyanira Morgado -group 20

Hi Deyanira,

Good job, good sources, good annotations too!

Approved Thesis:

Journalist attacks and murders are prevalent in non-democratic countries  and are now increasing in popularity in the United States, as observed on February 12, 2019 when a reporter from BBC news was attacked by a Trump supporter. On one hand, Trumps’ administration and Trump himself used rhetoric and social media to present the event as unexpected and safely controlled .On the other hand, among the journalists and news organizations who follow the critical perspective , the event was portrayed using social media, newsletter , articles, and television as dangerous to  the future of journalism and democracy in the United States.

Annotated Bibliography 

  1. Magra, Iliana. “BBC Cameraman Is Attacked at Trump Rally.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 12 Feb. 2019, 

Article describing and showing videos of the journalist being attached after earlier that night, Trump critiqued the media and news reporters. This is an example of how information of this event is presented in a bad light , in which Trump is to blame for his catchy phrase “Fake News”. The appeals to ethos, and pathos is widely used here since there are citing of people’s opinions and facts about trump that describe it is not the first time this happens.

This article includes evince about the rhetoric used by Trump to defend his case and image . However, the interviewer  also uses rhetoric to attack Trump’s image , and is much more effective in convincing the public that it is wrong what Trump is doing.  On one hand, Trump presents  himself as oblivious that his “anti-press rhetoric” is having such a negative effect, while the interviewer uses facts (logos), and proper language (ethos) to present his argument. 

This article shows how fake news is discussed among Americans,  Trump and his administration, and journalists . It is less based on Trump, and more on how fake news has been around for a long time before Trump. The article includes various viewpoints but leans towards Trump’s argument by using logos ( facts) when presenting facts about fake news. Gans, Herbert J. “Urban Sociology in Trump’s America and Beyond.” City & Community, vol. 16, no. 2, June 2017, pp. 127–130. 

  • BOIS, YVE-ALAIN. “Fake News and Alternative Facts: Three Antidotes from History.” October, no. 160, Spring 2017, pp. 127–130. E
  • Tutwane, Letshwiti B. “Fake News: The Trump Presidency and the Power of Emotional Capital.” Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation & Technology, Jan. 2017, pp. 156–162. E

“Revised” Thesis Statement – Ashley Fernandez Group 20

Hi Ashley,

These are all just facts that I can read for myself in most any news outlet. It is not a thesis actually. You might consider writing about something you are very passionate about defending? Yes it must be a specific event as well. Please rewrite and resubmit.

Throughout the Presidential campaigns of 2016, many members of certain campaigns put their sweat and tears into their work to support their candidate. Unfortunately, Michael Cohen did not get very far in Trump’s Presidency, even with his credibility of being a lawyer who was well known for being Trump’s “fixer”. Although he worked hard for his President, Cohen has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for lying to the Senate Committee, tax fraud, and violation of campaign finance laws.



Resubmission of thesis ravachijoanna

Hi Joanna,

Something like this is what you are going for?


During the concentrations created by the opposition in Venezuela on January 23. The leader  an Politician  president of the National Assembly of Venezuela  Juan Guaido, presents some compromise to Venezuelan people, swearing in front of everyone  that he will fight for a better Venezuela to change the government that nowadays has the power.

During the concentrations (I don’t know what you mean by ‘concentrations’) (do you mean the protests) by the opposition in Venezuela on January 23, the  President of the National Assembly of Venezuela,  Juan Guaido, offered compromises to the Venezuelan people by swearing in front of everyone  that he will fight for a better Venezuela and change the government now that he is in power.

Assignment 4: Thesis RavachiJoanna

During the arrest of the daughter of  the Chinese  Billionaire Ren Zhengfei (president of Huawei). The president “Donald Trump” presents some investigations, about possible violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Hi Joanna,

I’m sorry but I don’t know what the arrest has to do with Trump or with sanctions. ??? Please resubmit a thesis on one topic.

How to form a thesis statement for an informative essay?

  1. A strong thesis statement takes some sort of stand. Remember that your thesis needs to show your conclusions about a subject. …
  2. A strong thesis statement justifies discussion. Your thesis should indicate the point of the discussion. …
  3. A strong thesis statement expresses one main idea. …
  4. A strong thesis statement is specific.

Thesis Shelby Touze Team 20

Coverage of the Venezuelan crisis by mainstream western media has been purposefully misleading, manufactures consent for regime change, and is an example of a media blackout and conflating narratives.

Media coverage of the Venezuelan crisis by mainstream western media has been purposefully misleading in order to manufacture consent for regime change by conflating narratives.

Hi Shelby,

I’m not sure how you can suggest ‘media coverage’ and then suggest ‘media blackout?’  Your topic is very good though, timely and controversial.  I would suggest looking over the reading assignments to see how you might fit any of them into this topic. Blackout might work if you word it differently, also secrecy perhaps?

We can probably work this out through email if you don’t wish to stay for the writing portion of tonight’s class. You have a pretty good start!


Thesis Final Paper – Ashley Fernandez Group 20

Dating back to the 9th century, the discovery of measles disease was recorded by a Persian doctor. Roughly 1,100 years later, a vaccine was created and was quickly distributed, globally. Although measles was pronounced “eliminated” in 2000, the measles disease has resurfaced and now spreads throughout the world from traveling, anti-vaccination parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, and possibly even having a vitamin A deficiency.

Hi Ashley,

question: how recent is this event? I will approve, just make sure you incorporate the class assignment concept(s) into your essay, very important!

How to form a thesis statement for an informative essay?
  1. A strong thesis statement takes some sort of stand. Remember that your thesis needs to show your conclusions about a subject. …
  2. A strong thesis statement justifies discussion. Your thesis should indicate the point of the discussion. …
  3. A strong thesis statement expresses one main idea. …
  4. A strong thesis statement is specific.