Whatever it is, they have only one common denominator-women oppression transforming to women power.
The author, who seems not to be happy, sees the function of a wife like that of a maid. In the first part, it can be noticed that the speaker strives for equality among men and women. Obviously she has some problems with her husband that instead of looking for a male counterpart in the same way that his divorced male friend is looking for a new wife, she opts for a wife, not that she is a lesbian.
She says, "I would like to go back to school so that I can become economically independent, support myself, and if need be, support those dependent." Here she says she needs someone to replace her so she would have time for education, one which is deprived from some women in selected countries dating years back. Probably the speaker is tired and bored with all the household tasks and wants to reward herself and focus on herself this time.
Saying that, "I want a wife who will keep my clothes clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, and who will see to it that my personal things are kept on their proper place so that I can find what I need the minute I need it," in this case is just the same as saying that she needs a house help. That exactly is what she does not like.