"I Want a Wife" by Judy Brady

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What are the 3 things Brady wants in a wife?
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she wants a wife who will care for the family and husband’s needs, the husband’s sexual desires, is readily available to be replaced
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\”I belong
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I belong to that classification of people known as wives. I am A Wife. And, not altogether incidentally, I am a mother.
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What does she repeat throughout the essay?
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\”I want\”
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What is she satirizing in this essay?
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society’s view that women must sacrifice individuality to become the perfect wife and mother
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And I want a wife who knows
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And I want a wife who knows that sometimes I need a night out by myself.
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I want a wife who is sensitive
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I want a wife who is sensitive to my sexual needs, a wife who makes love passionately and eagerly when I feel like it, a wife who makes sure that I am satisfied.
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And I want a wife who understands that my sexual needs
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And I want a wife who understands that my sexual needs may entail more than strict adherence to monogamy.
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My God,
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My God, who wouldn’t want a wife?

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