I Want a Wife
This paper looks at Judy Brady's article "I Want a Wife," that was published in Ms. Magazine in 1971, about the role of women in marriage.
# 4961 | 1,010 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2001 |
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Argument) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (Marriage)
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This paper compares and contrasts the female and male perspectives on the roles of a husband and wife in marriage, by using two articles, one written by a man and the other by a woman. The articles examined by the author are, "I Want a Wife," written by Judy Brady and published in Ms. Magazine in 1971, and "Help! I Want My Wife Back," written by "Guardner", that was published on the internet in 2001. Some of the topics discussed are gender issues, grievances, needs of both partners and how expectations are different depending on your sex.
From the Paper:"Second issue is whether all married woman share the same feeling of neglect and exploitation as expressed in Judy Brady's article. Well there can be a long debate about the issue, but I think that the alteration in the attitudes of partners after getting married as discussed in Guardner's article is logically attributable to the grievances expressed in Judy Brady's article since the otherwise cannot be proved. The reason is the same, expectations. Husband and wife have, most of the times, too high expectations from each other. It is not at times possible for the other partner to continuously come up to the expectations of his or her spouse when in fact, invariably they want to. The lack of communication and unawareness of the problem adds fuel to the fire and the relationship gets more and more strained."
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