Foa: Gender Role and Important Quotes Essay

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Further Oral Analysis for: Why I Want a Wife
Lisa Johnson

Original Text
Why I Want a Wife
Written by: Judy Brady

Important Quotes
● “I would like to go back to school, so I can become economically independent, support myself, and, if need be, support those who depend on me.”
● “I want a wife who..”
● “My God, who wouldn’t want a wife?”

Comparison text

Mother’s Little Helper by: The Rolling Stones

“She goes running for shelter of a mother’s little helper. And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day.” Other Important Quotes
● “Things are different today/ I hear ev’ry mother say” (and other variations)
● “What a drag it is getting old”
● “The pursuit of happiness just seems like a bore” Similarities and Differences With
Original Text
● Released around the same time
● Mother struggling to manage her daily duties and is needing a break
● women portrayed as housewives and mothers ● Repeated statements for emphasis ❖ male composers and artists ❖ Brady was looking for another person to do her jobs, while the mother in the song turns to prescriptions

Contrast Text

“This is for my girls all around the world Who've come across a man who don't respect your worth
Thinking all women should be seen, not heard
So what do we do girls?
Shout out loud!
Letting them know we're gonna stand our ground
Lift your hands high and wave them proud

Can’t Hold Us Down by:
Christina Aguilera ft. Lil Kim

Take a deep breath and say it loud
Never can, never will, can't hold us down”

Other Important Quotes
● “If you look back in history/ It’s a common double standard of society/... The guy can get away with it and the