Women's Roles In I Want A Wife, And Girl

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Back in the days, women’s social ranks were purposely lowered due to the idea of males being more superior. “My Mother Never Worked” by Bonnie Smith-Yackel, “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady, and “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid all depict the idea of a woman’s work in a male dominant society. In today’s society, a “woman’s work” is more valued because they are seen as hardworking and independent while having the willingness and ability to change stereotypical gender roles. Women are now shown as more hardworking and responsible to take on their duties. Bonnie Smith-Yackel portrays her mother’s “job” as a parent and with no payments. According to her writing, “[her mother] married in February, 1921, and began farming. Their first baby [in 1922]... The …show more content…
Judy Brady is inspired by stereotypes on women to allude to the feminist movement to have equal rights. Brady uses pathos to depict a woman’s role by having “[her] wife take the children and be solely responsible for them so the [she can be] left free when [she is] through with school and have a job, [she wants] a wife to quit working and remain at home so that [her] wife can more fully and completely take care of a wife’s duties” portray what women is perceived through a man’s eyes (Brady 504). Women no longer wants to be seen as dependent and socially lower than men. This sarcastic remark influence women than they do not want to be seen and treated as a toy or a maid anymore. Women are sown to be stronger than ever and standing up for themselves more often. “My God, who wouldn’t want a wife” validates how grateful others are for women because having a woman’s work shows how captivating and tough the duties are (Brady 504). These impractical expectations on women doesn’t not give a valid reason to criticize women's rights and think of them as non-superior. Furthermore, more and more women has proven the can do a man’s work and men has learn to take on a woman’s job. Duties and actions should not define a person or a social class. Women are creating a new name for themselves and is now more valued for their works. Overall, women are profoundly admired in today’s society. They have proven they are just as hardworking as men whether or not it is a popper job with pay. Also, women have developed stronger personalities and become independent like men. Additionally, the modification of stereotypes and gender roles has changed in today’s time. Women has proven to be powerful and motivated to achieve more and have the eagerness and capability to change their appearance even in a male dominant

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