Analysis Of I M So Glad To Be A Woman

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The magazine also encouraged women to be better mothers and housewives. It was believed that there was no better career for a woman than being a housewife and if she wanted to pursue a career, she had to know how to be a proper housewife first. In one of the articles called “I’m So Glad to Be a Woman”, the article talked about how a woman should feel lucky that she got to play the role of the caretaker, cleaner, interior designer, laundress, cook, seamstress, and psychologist at home because it was as though all of the her dreams were coming true at once. The editor called a woman’s house her “lighthouse for dreams” and believed that playing so many roles at home would bring variety in their lives. According to the article, the woman did not…show more content…
In response to the “I’m So Glad to Be a Woman” article, a working class woman responded saying that she felt that the article created a very unrealistic image of women. She believed that it only represented a small portion of women who were either young and unmarried or married with successful careers. Her rant compared how much she earned at her part-time job, how she looked, and how much housework she did to the woman illustrated in the article. She spoke out about how the image of the model used in the article was absurd because in reality women did not have it so easy. She stated that the model wearing high heels, a pretty dress, with perfect nails and makeup did not portray the average housewives . The fact that the editors included this criticism in their journal shows that they were interested in the ideas of other women and were open to suggestions to improve their…show more content…
Magazines still believe that marriage is more important to women than to men and they are still given tips on how to look good for their significant others. Beauty is also remains an important factor in a woman’s life. However, unlike in the magazines from the 1960s, an increased cultural diversity of women can be found in magazines nowadays and women are also pushed towards jobs that were previously considered as a man’s job. Unfortunately, women are also sexualized more often in current publications and viewed as sexual objects. Even though the magazines today are progressing in terms of understanding a woman’s true potential, there are still traditional themes about womanhood and motherhood that

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