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Old 03-20-2011, 05:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone!

 

I read a poem once many years ago in an Eng Lit class written by a woman, who was talking about how she "wanted a wife" to do all the various mundane things that a house wife does, so she wouldn't have to do them herself.

 

Does anyone know this poem? What is the name of it and the author? TIA!


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I don't know who wrote it, but I know the one you mean!

 

 

Edited to add, I found it:

 

http://maggiesmetawatershed.blogspot.com/2008/04/feminism-unadulterated-why-i-want-wife.html

 

Not a poem, but an essay, from 1970. 

 

Periodically I grumble that I want a wife and my knuckle-head husband says he'd be very happy to oblige and find me one. eyesroll.gif


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aaaaaaaah i remember this essay and the tongue in cheek tone. i had no idea she had read it in public. :)

 

i say this all the time. i really DO need a wife. not a husband. 

 

i dont see why i should not with changing times.

 

i am better at doing 'husband' things. 


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