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I want a wife
Transcript of I want a wife
I WANT A
Who Here Has Ever Taken
Advantage of your Mother?
The advantages of having a wife
Ms. Magazine, December 1971
Married men and women
1) To persuade women not to accept the stereotype.
2) Call them to action.
Judy Brady, feminist
Medium Imperative Sentences:
"I want a wife who will work and send me to school."
*Basically like an errand list
"I am a wife"/"I want a wife"
At this age, our
Written By: Judy Brady
"I am a wife."
"Why do I want a wife?"
'"I want a wife"
Appeared 30 times in the article (including the Title)
"When I meet people at school who I like and want to entertain, I want a wife who will have the house clean, will prepare a special meal, serve it to me and my friends and not interrupt when I talk about things that interest me and my friends."
Song: "He Thinks He'll Keep Her"
By: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Where are the
I want a ___ (noun). I belong to that classification of people known as _______(plural noun). I am a ____. (noun) And, not altogether incidentally, I am a ______. (noun). It suddenly occurred to me that I, too, would like to have a _____(same noun). Why do I want a ___ (same noun)? I would like to go back to ____(place), so that I can become ___(adverb) _____(noun), support myself, and, if need be, _____(verb) those dependent upon me. I want a ___(same noun) who will work and send me to ___(place). And while I am going to ____(same place) I want a wife to take care of my____(plural noun). I want a wife to keep track of the ____(possessive pronoun) ___(noun) and dentist appointments. And to keep track of mine, too. I want a wife to make sure my ____(plural noun) are ____(verb) properly and are kept clean.Who wouldn’t want a ___(same noun)?
"I want a wife who will keep
my clothes clean, ironed, mended,
replaced when need be..."
"I want a wife who
the necessary grocery shopping,
them pleasantly, and then
the cleaning up while I do my studying..."
the many tasks of a wife.
Being a wife herself, it is ironic that she also wants one.
The wife's duties are
connoted because they benefit the family as a whole:
"I want a wife who is a
arranges for their
makes sure that they
social life with their
takes them to the
park, the zoo
Eventually, Brady (as a man) becomes
"If, by chance,
as a wife than the wife
want the liberty to
my present wife with another one.
Ethos: She was a wife herself for eleven years
Logos: Her concrete examples using series.
Pathos: Plays on the sympathies of what a wife must do in the relationship: everything.
Concrete vs. Abstract
Her topic is somewhat abstract, (especially in the time period)
Her examples and logic is concrete
PURPOSE: To explain that saying you want a wife is much more simplistic than actually BEING one!