Yanno, like the ladies at Broadsheet, I read the NYT article about career ladies wanting a wife. I have to say, it sort of made me froth a bit, though, because of the retrograde, allegedly ironic use of the term "wife."
While I recognize that women disproportionately take on household labor, child-rearing and maintaining family calendars, I am a little resentful that we should still attach the unfair distribution of home duties to the word "wife." It's certainly not within the definition of "wife" that this misogynistic labor construct arises, that's a completely sexist gender construct that, uhm, hello, we're trying to get 0ver. Being a wife doesn't inherently need to have this baggage, it's society that straps the baggage on, and this is the same society that calls household drudgery "wife's work."
For Third Wave types to continue to degrade the word "wife" by associating it, not with a female unit in a domestic partnership (hetero- or homosexual), but with familial slavery and reduced power/value, is just perpetuating the sexism of our society and devaluing marriage without attacking the misogynist constructs of the workplace and our society at large!
It's not ironic! Or witty! Dammit!!!