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Sauteed Fennel and Olives (and Women in the Kitchen)

Monday, April 15, 2013

The image of a woman working in the kitchen seems to be one that many American women find offensive and demeaning. Some women who don't cook seem quite proud of that fact. They wear it like a badge of honor. Recently, at my daughter's school, I overheard one mother say to another, "I don't cook!" with such outrage and disgust, you would have thought she was defending herself against some terrible accusation: "I don't steal!" "I don't cheat on my husband!" "I don't leave the tags on clothing, wear it and then return it!"

I understand completely the idea that women don't want to be limited by a gender role that forces them to cook and clean, to the exclusion of pursuing their other interests and passions. But to shun the kitchen and regard it as a place that's "beneath" us is foolish and backward thinking. And from a health perspective, it's downright dangerous...
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KDITTY 4/16/2013 7:37PM

    Good for you! Lucky woman to have some help in the kitchen! It's so important to hAve at least one cook in the household. The other food options are so unhealthy over the long run. Keep up the great work...

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TIMOTHYNOHE 4/16/2013 12:01AM

    I have often threatened to post a sign in my kitchen "No Gulrz Aloud". She(WMBO) is one of those who says "I don't cook!" but because I cook so well, why would she?

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