1. “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady
Judy Brady has said she was discouraged from continuing her education and thus married and became a wife. How much has the role of wife changed since the late 1950s and early 1960s, when she was in college? Comment on the extent to which this essay still has meaning to a contemporary reader.
2. “Chicken Hips” by Catherine Pigott
“Chicken Hips” originally appeared in The Globe and Mail, so we can safely assume Catherine Pigott wrote the essay with the readers of that newspaper, mainly middle-class Canadians, in mind. Do you think the essay is mainly an attempt to inform those readers or to persuade them? Why do you think this?
3. “Forgiveness Story” by June Callwood
What is Callwood’s position on forgiveness? Do you agree? Why or why not?
4. “Head of the class; The country’s 16 female university presidents have overcome personal hurdles, shone as leaders and smashed every myth about women in high places” by Trish Crawford
Do you think Crawford makes a compelling argument about female empowerment in the reading? Why or why not?
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