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Letter to the Editor I am writing to you in response to the essay that appeared in the first issue of Ms in 1971 entitled I Want a Wife by Judy Brady I believe that the author of this essay does exaggerate the position a wife holds in the home but not too greatly This was written in 1971 when Im sure a wifes position was much more subservient than it is today But a lot of the claims she makes still hold true in todays society A wife to Mrs Brady is someone who does basically everything or in her words takes care of a wifes duties and doesnt complain about it This indicates to me that when a woman gets married and becomes a wife she takes on a whole new responsibility in her life Which I do believe is true but I believe it is the womans choice on what those duties are This essay makes being a wife sound more like a prison sentence or being a slave and who wouldnt want someone to take care of their every need so perfectly that you dont even realize they are doing it Someone that doesnt complain about catering to your every need would be even better but lets face it even a woman couldnt do that perfectly Which is why this is a dramatization of what a womans role in a marriage is She states I want a wife to take care of my children I want a wife to keep track of the childrens doctor and dentist appointments And to keep track of mine too This is something that women seem to automatically do I do not know of any couples where the husband is the one that keeps track of appointments of this sort or that arranges for the childrens care if both of the parents are working Mrs Brady makes the assumption that this is just one
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