Judy Brady was born in San Francisco, California, and received a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Iowa. As a freelance writer, Brady has written essays on topics such as union organizing, abortion, and the role of women in society. Currently an activist focusing on issues related to cancer and the environment, she has edited several books on the subject, including One in Three: Women with Cancer Confront an Epidemic (1991).
Brady's most frequently reprinted essay is "I Want a Wife," which originally appeared in Ms. magazine in 1971. After examining the stereotypical male demands in marriage, Brady concludes, "Who wouldn't want a wife?"
Related Readings and Other Background Information
You can probably find in the bound periodical section of your library, in microform, or in a full-text database the following related articles:
- Brady, Judy. "Why I Still Want a Wife." Ms. July-Aug. 1990:17.
- Brady, Lois Smith. "The Seven-Year Itch: Where Are They Now?" New York Times 2 May 1999: ST1.
- Krasnow, Ira. "The New Marriage; Getting Real About Expectations." Washington Post 10 Feb. 1997: D5.
- Marlar, Joseph A., and Keith W. Jacobs. "Differences in the Marriage Role Expectations of College Students from Intact and Divorced Families." Journal of Divorce and Remarriage 18 (1992): 93-104.
- Shellenbarger, Sue. "Readers' Marriage Tips: Hard Hats, Boat Rides, Purring, and Prayers." Wall Street Journal 22 Dec. 1999: B1.
- This About.com page provides links to women's issues.
Voice of the Shuttle: Gender Studies
- This Voice of the Shuttle page maintained by the University of California, Santa Barbara provides an index on gender studies information when you search for gender studies."
National Council for Research on Women
- This page maintained by the National Council for Research on Women provides a variety of links to information on women's issues.
National Organization for Women
- This page sponsored by the National Organization for Women offers information on women's issues.
I Want a Wife