Why I Want A Wife Analysis

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Breaking The Mold
In the year 2017 a lot of things have changed from the times of 1972. I would even venture to say women are equal to men, for the most part. Although there is still inequality in certain cultures, religions and parts of the world, women are not seen as the docile stay at home moms and wives anymore. Woman can be the sole breadwinners in a household, women can be the female and male figures for their children and women can even not have a man in their lives at all. In “Why I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady she explains how life was for women in the 1970s. She explains her frustration with the numerous roles and expectations she has from her husband as well as society. I believe this is a well written essay explaining how unbalanced
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When my girlfriend and I’s friends come over for dinner it’s the men who go out and buy the groceries and cook the meals. During the night, both the men and women socialize and are respected as equals with their ideas and comments. After the night is over, everyone helps to pick up and clean. This seems so different from Judy Brady’s experience in “Why I Want a Wife” where she explains, “When I meet people at school that I like and want to entertain, I want a wife who will have the house clean, will prepare a special meal, serve it to me and my friends, and not interrupt when I talk about the things that interest me and my friends” (47). The reason I believe things have changed so drastically since that time is that now women are just as or in some instances more educated than men. Women are free to speak their minds and ideologies as equals and can even have greater knowledge in an area than a man. On the other hand, men are free to enjoy cooking and can even like being clean and organized; Things that were reserved for women back in the day. I think social environments have become increasing balanced and will only continue to flourish as society

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