Feminist Criticism Essay

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Shirley Chisholm state that “The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says it’s a girl” it is no surprise that women are looked down upon by society. For thousands of years it has always been said that women are weaker than man. Feminist criticism is a type of literacy criticism where were asked to examine society’s unfair treatment to women. Judy Brady’s essay “I want a wife” explores how married women are conditioned and their expectations in a patriarchal society. In “I want a wife”, Judy demonstrate how women are conditioned to be care takers for their home and family. Society creates the image that women should take care of the house while the men provide for the house.” I want a wife who will keep the house clean, a wife who will pick up after my children, a wife who will pick up after me.” In this part of the essay Judy is expressing what is expected of a wife to do. In the 18th century females were seen as objects and not as an individual human. They were expected to stay home cook, clean and have children. Women were considered men’s property and they were expected to listen to all their commands. Even though in the 21st century it is not as strict as it was back then, Women are still expected to follow those expectation. In “I want a wife” she speaks on what is wanted from a husband. “I want a wife” explores how women are also counted upon to do domestic chores. As a wife and a mother they are supposed to clean, cook, make sure appointments are made, everything is organized and etc. Women are not to cry and complain of “wife’s duties” but to enjoy them.” I want a wife who will plan the menus, do the necessary grocery shopping, prepare meals, and serve them and then the clean.” Judy as a wife tells what she is wanted to when there is company. Generally in the 21st century, the women still take care
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