Judy Brady's Short Essay 'Why I Want A Wife'
In her article, she makes a list of all the reasons to why she wants a wife: “I would like to go back to school so that I can become economically independent, support myself, and, if need be, support those dependent upon me. I want a wife who will work and send me to school” (1). She states that she wants a wife that would work for her so she can go back to school and find a better job. It shows that to be a wife in 1970s means to follow their orders all day just like a slave. Although Brady’s point was valid in 1972, it is also important to recognize that in the twenty-first century society’s view of women’s role in general, has changed for better. Jack Myers in his book “The Future of Men,” argues that: “The shift toward female power is far more pervasive than we realize and that male dominance is quickly fading” (1). According to