After reading Katha Pollitt’s essay “It Takes Two: A Modest Proposal for Holding Fathers Equally Accountable” and Patricia Mainardi’s essay “The Politics of Housework”, several writing techniques become apparent in both essays.
In Mainardi’s essay she uses historical references to give her arguments substance. For instance she uses Martin Luther King Jr. as an example explaining that while he was out working his wife was at home taking care of
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ideas or plans to make things fair are completely far fetched and unrealistic, hence the title “A Modest Proposal.” This essay is targeted toward the female audience with a soul purpose of getting a laugh or two here and there on the behalf of men. So was her purpose successful, I don’t know as I am not a woman but if the situation were reversed I would probably have gotten a giggle or two.