7월, 2007의 게시물 표시

Why I Want a Wife by Judy Syfers (1971)

(Editors Note: This classic piece of feminist humor appeared in the premier issue of Ms. Magazine and was widely circulated in the women's movement.)


I belong to that classification of people known as wives. I am A Wife.

And, not altogether incidentally, I am a mother. Not too long ago a male friend of mine appeared on the scene fresh from a recent divorce. He had one child, who is, of course, with his ex-wife. He is looking for another wife. As I thought about him while I was ironing one evening, it suddenly occurred to me that I too, would like to have a wife. Why do I want a wife?

I would like to go back to school so that I can become economically independent, support myself, and if need be, support those dependent upon me. I want a wife who will work and send me to school. And while I am going to school I want a wife to take care of my children. I want a wife a wife to keep track of the children's doctor and dentist appointments. And to keep track of mine, too. I want a wife …

When God Made a Father

When God Made a Father


by Erma Bombeck


When the good lord was creating fathers, he started with a tall frame.

And a female angel nearby said, "what kind of Father is that? If you're going to make

children so close to the ground, why have you put Father up so high? He won't be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending, or even kiss a child without a lot of stooping?"

God smiled and said, "Yes, but if I make him childsize, whom would children have to

look up to?"

And when God made a Father's hands, they were large and sinewy.

The angel shook her head and said, "Large hands can't manage diaper pins, small

buttons, rubber bands on pony tails or even remove splinters caused by baseball bats."

And God smiled and said, " I know, but they're large enough to hold everything a small

boy empties from his pockets, yet…

믿고 싶지 않다.

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정말 이 책의 저자가 주장하는 내용이 맞는건가?
열심히 우직하게 일하는 나를 비웃어 버린 책이다.

그렇게 오랜 세월 동안 그렇게 많은 사람들이 잘못된 가치관을 가지고 살아 온건가?
너무도 오랜세월동안 잠제의식 속에 굳어져버린 사고방식을 이제는 바꾸려고 해도 잘되지 않는다.

우울해 진다.