October 8, 2004

breast implants

1. I believe that this is good writing because the author didn’t impose his/her opinion on the matter. The author realizes that the controversy is there, but left it open to interpretation. This makes for an unbiased article because the author doesn’t side one way or the other. It just simply states the facts about what is going on.
2. The author makes a link to women still wanting implants after so many people today disagree with the health risk factors. The article states that there has been a “275 percent increase since the operations in 1992.” However, “thousands of women who claim they suffered health problems due to implants sued Dow Corning Corp.” This means that the women who are getting these implants are ignoring the risk factors involved. It seems as if these women have to try out breast implants for them to see if they will give them trouble with their health.
3. The point of this article is to inform the audience of the current state on how implants are being reviewed. It shows that women are still risking their health in order to improve their body image.
4. To improve this article, I feel that the author could put more facts about people who were happy with their breast implants. That would provide for a more unbiased article. The author could have also explained all of the risks that a woman undergoes when she decides to get the implants.

Posted by rohd0038 at October 8, 2004 11:28 AM