Thursday, January 02, 2014

Why women can't cook anymore.

Via Glen Reynolds

//21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: “One of the effects of feminism is that men of my generation have had a much wider opportunity to cook. I can’t think of any men my age or younger who don’t know how to cook. Moreover, I can’t think of any men of my generation or younger who don’t enjoy cooking. This is in stark contrast to the women of the same generations, who (typically) view cooking as an indignity. The reason for the difference in attitude boils down to what cooking is all about. Cooking is an act of love, an act of service to others. It is an opportunity to care for others in a very fundamental way, to literally nourish them through the work of your own hands. This is precisely what troubles the modern woman so much about cooking (or cleaning, or changing diapers). Serving others in the mind of a feminist is an indignity.”//

I think my ex-wife cooked 5 meals the entire 15 years we were married.  I did all the cooking. She treated cooking like it was an indignity and a badge of servitude.  I viewed it as something that had to be done and as a wonderful way of taking care of the family.

Unfortunately, in the last 30 years, my ex's attitude was the attitude I saw time and time again, such that the few times I've met a woman who can cook, I'm flat surprised.

Maybe it's just me...but maybe the 21st Century started happening in 1980.

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