It Would Be Great To Have a Wife Like That! : An Analysis on Why Judy Brady Would Want a Wife
The perfect wife is one that helps her husband with the dishes. Even in Judy Brady’s essay “Why I Want a Wife”, she explains the reasons on why she wants a wife in a satire, parody, and humorous way. Brady says that she wants a wife so that she can sarcastically explain the way a wife is stereotypically seen. Such as housework, keeping track of what everyone does, and all the responsibilities needed to be done for her family. The relevance of wives then and now has change, therefore I agree with most of her arguments but not all of them.
First, Brady’s essay is very well put together by the way it is trying to illustrate how a perfect wife should be. Brady wants a wife so she can be independent, can take care of her physical needs, take care of her children, sensitive to her sexual needs and not look for anyone else but her. This is ironic because she is saying this as if she is a man, but I guess that is how she is trying to prove her point. However, she has explained how a wife is seen and wouldn’t mind doing all these things just to prove that she is the most magnificent wife that a man can ever have and want. She is describing someone who is so perfect that they would do everything for her to make it super easy, and then she wouldn’t have to do anything. It’s unreal to picture an image such as the one shown in Brady’s essay, because no one would put up with all the things that she would want a wife to do.
Furthermore, Brady says
"I want a wife who will take care of the children… keep track of the children’s appointments… and keep track of mine, too… a good nurturant attendant to the children...who arranges to be around when the children need special care, because, of course, I cannot miss classes at school. My wife must arrange to lose time at work, but not lose the job” (Brady 368-369).
Not only does the wife need to work to support the...