The audience is also presumed at least to have a high school level of reading and basic understanding of words such as “adherence”, “monogamy”, and “nurturance”.
This can be inferred because the article is about expectations of a wife in a marriage.
But not only does she write for married couples, she also writes to men and women in general.
In August 1970, a woman named Judy Syfers stood before a crowd gathered in San Francisco and read an essay she wrote entitled "Why I Want a Wife." The crowd was gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. Today, the essay is read by students around the world as a classic example of feminist humor and satirical prose.
Judy was heckled by men in the audience, but the essay had an immediate impact within the strengthening feminist movement. Judy Syfers, now Judy Brady, talks with Dick Gordon about how writing the essay changed her life.
Also on the show: another entry from Ahmed's Diary.
Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student.She got involved with other political movements in the late 70's and 80's, but she credits the women's movement with opening her mind and giving her a foundation as an activist for social justice.Chris Thurin says his three years at West High School in Minneapolis were some of the best days of his life.Exhausted by disparities in the household work and by the fact that the work done by wife goes unnoticed, she boldly expresses her feelings.Brady demonstrates her point by giving examples of some household chores that are commonly performed by wife.“I want a wife who will have the house clean, keep my clothes clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, and who will see to it that my personal things are kept in their proper place so that I can find what I need the minute I need it .” After listing all this numerous outrageous tasks, she concludes the article with an emotional statement, “My God, who wouldn’t want a wife?” Audience: Clearly Judy Brady is writing to married men and women.In this essay Brady aims to convince her readers to look objectively at a man’s viewpoints and expectations of what he thinks a wife is and what she should be.Brady skillfully uses clear arguments, repetition of key words and stylish language to make her essay strong and convincing.His first day there the platoon leader warned him about a beautiful girl named Tuyet who was collaborating with the Viet Cong. Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first Kinsey Report on Human Sexual Behavior.Gurden Brewster spent time with the family of Martin Luther King, Jr. In the summer of 1961 when he was a seminary student, Gurdon volunteered to work at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The identity of many of the participants who divulged the details of their sex lives to Kinsey remains secret. Also on the show: a man finds photos and letters of a woman he never met, and learning about her becomes a passion of his.