The literary piece “Why I Want A Wife” by Judy Brady is an article in a feminist magazine called Ms. The themes for this article are endurance and expectation for women in the 1960’s. The “Women’s Rights Movement’s” endurance is discussed by the article “Why I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady where the “Wife” is describe as the one enduring all the work in the house and at the same time going to work while the “husband” goes to school. The ”Women Rights Movement” provided an opportunity for those who wanted sexual equality and equal rights to fight for it. The literary piece ”Why I Want A Wife” is about the “Wife” description as the one enduring all the work in the house, and at the same time going to work while the “husband” goes to school.
Intellectual pursuits were strongly discouraged; instead, a True Woman was expected "to fulfill herself in the 'instinctive' arts of child rearing, domestic pursuits, and spiritual comfort".” So women could attend school to help their children, but could not take their education any higher because of being a woman and that would make the... ... middle of paper ... ... of America to now, the women that started the movements for women’s rights would be grateful for what has and is still being accomplished because that is what they wanted for themselves. Works Cited: • Cruea, Susan M. “Changing Ideals of Womanhood during the Nineteenth-Century Woman Movement.” ATQ: 19th century American Literature and Culture 19.3. 2005. 187+. Literature Resources for Gale.
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