Housewifery And Motherhood Analysis

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In Terry Hekker’s articles, “The Satisfactions of Housewifery and Motherhood/Paradise Lost”, and in Hope Edelman’s article, “The Myth of Coparenting: How it was supposed to be. How it was.”, the authors elaborate on their stances of housewives in this modern day and age. While Edelman expresses her enmity for getting stuck in the “mother” role she has in her family, Hekkers primarily discusses the benefits of being a housewife in today’s hectic age. Although Hekker’s articles seem to be in be in strict contrast to Hope Edelman’s article, “The Myth of Coparenting: How it was supposed to be. How it was.”, there are significant similarities between the articles regarding how their opinions develop to their conclusions, and the evidence they use to support their claims. Hekker begins her first article, “The Satisfactions of Housewifery and Motherhood” by illustrates instances where she was “castigated, humiliated, and scored,” for her occupation by not …show more content…
In “The Satisfactions of Housewifery and Motherhood” and “Paradise Lost”, Hekkers using herself as evidence to support her own claims. Although she does occasionally uses statistics to support her statements like “16 percent of American families…”, her primary source of herself, makes her writing seem very biased and one-sided. This way of writing diminishes her credibility as a writer. In the same way Edelman uses her home life as the only evidence in her article and neglects to relate to other outside sources. Nevertheless, their common styles of writing allow the the readers to be more drawn into their stories, using very emotional language. On more than one occasion Edelman cusses throughout her article and Hekkers states the opposition was “incredibly ignorant that they died never suspecting they’d be

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