Judy Brady's Essay: I Want A Wife

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I’m No Man’s Woman In her essay, “I Want a Wife” Judy Brady declares the necessity to reevaluate our current global ideas about gender equality; by speaking in a sarcastic manner to express the fact that women are exploited as domestic slaves. By Brady proposing the idea of “wanting” a wife, it elucidates extreme sarcasm in order to demonstrate how gender roles are seen today. Brady embodies a males mind as she claims that she too would want a wife in order to be taken care of, to have a house clean and the babies pampered. The typical household would compose of a father who goes to work every day, children that will regularly attend school and a wife that is expected to attend work, cook, clean, and be there when ever someone needs…show more content…
The tone in which Brady writes this seems demanding and implies that a female is forced to control her sexual urges to make a man feel masculine and can only please her man when he wants to have sexual intimacy. This gives no consent or space for what a wife would think. This is abusive because she would have to accept whatever the man wants and have no say in opting out if she is not up for…show more content…
This is sickening because females are humans just like men. This part of her essay begins to weaken because Brady diminishes the pride from the “wife” and treats it in an inhuman matter. To replace a human such as having a divorce requires paperwork and the partner doesn 't deserve a kick to the curb because they have imperfections or seem to not have all the qualities a wife should have. It 's the imperfection in our personalities that makes the human population unique and to treat it as something to be taken for granted is not right. It 's the norms of society that grows us up to think this narrow minded way in believing that women particularly wives are mandated to always cook, clean and go to work, it 's everyone 's responsibility to keep a home clean, men and women. To be pressure to grow up and follow the rules society has been brought up retrains the freedom of individuals to be
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