There is a stereotype that women are captains of the kitchen, slaves to the stove, culinary masters. As a woman that’s pretty much incapable of cooking, I find myself wondering quite often where this notion comes from. I mean, obviously I know its genesis was a different time when the job description for having ovaries did in fact require cooking skills, but what makes it perpetuate today?
Well, perhaps one source for the ridiculous notion that women are queens of cuisine is a site called “Man of the House”, where the focus is on … well, clearly, the man of a given house.
A recent piece posted there offers a list of “items that any self-respecting husband or dad should be prepared to prepare at a moment’s notice”.
Um … no.
And I cry sexism here on two levels—first, for the …