6.26.2009

rent-a-wife, for (almost) all your wifely needs

James sent me this disconcerting image: a New Orleans business that contracts out personal-assistant work, with a clever, sexist marketing twist: the assistants are called "wives".

Image and excellent commentary here: The Occasional Wife. This must be a great site, because the comments won't make your head explode.

I'm sure many of you are familiar with the classic feminist essay, "Why I Need A Wife," often misattributed to Gloria Steinem, but actually written by Jane Schlosser. You can read it here.

1 comment:

Cornelia said...

I hate that sexist, patriarchal housemaking / housewifery cult...! Yep, it's really a sexist ad. Most definitely - ugh!!!