The Men We Carry In Our Minds And Why I Want A Wife: Gender Roles



I am slow to understand the deep grievances of women. They complain that men have kept all the joys and privileges of the earth for themselves. What joys? What privileges? “The right to go eight hours a day, five days a week, twelve months a year, for thirty to forty years to a steel mill or coal mine? The right to drop bombs and die in war? The right to feel every leak in the roof, every gap in the fence, every cough in the engine, as a wound they must mend? The right to feel, when the lay-off comes or the plant shuts down, not only afraid but ashamed?” (Pg.379). Throughout my life such examples have made clear my opinion of, “which gender has it easier”. Women far and away ...

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come men would be the first to join the military and go die for their country. These are not expectations of men these are obligations! It is our job as men to see to it that the family is always provided for, the labor is always done and if there is a fight that needs fighting men are the first to volunteer.
In the essay Why I Want A Wife, by Judy Brady, the expectations of women are discussed and the male reader is supposed to be left with a feeling of guilt. “Women are expected to take care of their children, keep track of appointments, cook and clean.” (Pg.385) Most of these expectations have become shared responsibilities between the two genders where as a man’s expectations are to put in eight hours a day, five days a week for thirty plus years. A man is expected to put his life on the line and go fight in a war. A man is expected to maintain the upkeep of the house, not simply by cooking and cleaning, but by fixing the instruments that are used to cook and clean. We ...

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