Women

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In the essay "I Want A Wife,  Judy Brady brings out all the different roles a "wife  must fulfill according to society at that time. So I wonder, who would not want a wife? Even though Brady is being ironic, I believe she describes the ideal wife a man dreams of. Even today, at the beginning of a new millennium, women are still not equal to men in many ways.

In this essay, Brady herself being a wife wishes she had a one for herself. She brings out all the different roles of the American housewife. From the beginning, Brady is being somehow sarcastic, but deep inside I believe she is scared and tired. At the time a wife was expected to do everything in and around the house. To be a wife was and still is a twenty-four hour job. Brady describes a wife as the person who stays home and takes care of everything so when the husband comes home everything is put in its place. Brady says, "I want a wife to take care of my children.., keep track of the children's doctor and dentist appoitments ¦and keep track of mine, too  (529). She wants a wife who would "keep the house clean, her clothes clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, and who will see to it that my personal thi

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