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Judy Brady is the author of I Want a Wife This paper was originallywritten for a womens conference celebrating the 50th anniversary ofwomens suffrage and was later published in Ms Magazine Trail Thepiece revolves around the idea that she feels oppressed and is stuckunder a stereotype of being a wife In addition she is irritated withthe fact that society sees women as having only one role in the cultureThis is due to society putting her under the classification of being awife and mother and all the details included in such By writing in asatirical style Brady expresses her life goals for gender roles to beflipped and more equality Brady explains in the essay how she would want a wife She states Iwould like to go back to school so that I can become economicallyindependent support myself and if need be support those dependent onme I want as wife who will work and send me to school And while I amgoing to school I want a wife to take care of my children 242 Thatincluded keeping track of their doctor and dentist appointments andmaking sure that they were fed and cleaned The wife would nurture thechildren and take care of them while they are sick She would arrangefor them to go to school and kept track of their social lives becausethe author will not be able to miss school This is all said becauseBrady is trying to show her audience the roles of women and how they aredemeaning BradyBradys purpose is a combination of informing the audience of the rolesof women as wives and persuading a change in those views to bettersociety The reason Brady choose this purpose is because she wants totake the blindfolds off of society She wants others can see the dailytasks of a wife and how demeaning they are towards women and make moreopportunities for women in a mans world Also she wants men to comedown to the same role of women
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