Thursday, 3 December 2009

The 1950s called, they want their gender roles back

A few weeks ago mothers were chided for not being Julia Child.

Now it's single women who are being told how to cook to find themselves a fella.

The article is complete with a cheesecake shot of the author who has landed herself a surgeon with her fabulous food. Cause you know a car mechanic just wouldn't be worth cooking for.

6 comments:

verbis ardens said...

Wow--barefoot and everything.

Tui said...

Bleccccccch.

On the other side of the coin, the biggest error a man can make, Vidler says, is to fail to turn up. "That would break a girl's heart."

Really, because, you know, I think the biggest error a man can make is not doing his fair share of household chores. And I say that as someone who LOVES to cook.

Alison said...

"He's got a tough job, stressful, with long hours, so for him to come home to a home-cooked meal, he just loved it."

Because women never work long hours in tough, stressful jobs? Or because they should cook for their men anyway? Once again, someone proves that for a person (male or female) to have a really successful career and still maintain leisure time, they really need a "wife" at home to keep up with the chores on their behalf.

I just can't pull apart the many layers of sexist assumptions behind such a book without getting a migraine

The ex-expat said...

I was thinking about my first date with the suit the other day, he cooked me dinner and then came to my work to drop off left-overs for lunch. And yes he has successful career.

But all I can think with this article is argh!!!!

Nick Sullivan_NZ said...

Yeap, because guys shouldn't be expected at all to cook...

Blugh.

"Really, because, you know, I think the biggest error a man can make is not doing his fair share of household chores. And I say that as someone who LOVES to cook."
Apologies about that one in the flat last year.
*cough*

Boganette said...

"Her intention was to have a bit of fun and to provide good, easy, simple recipes with an onus on food men traditionally like."

I can't stop laughing. So the whole book is about what men like to eat?

That's fucking ridiculous.

Mr Boganette's grandmother will probably get me that book for Christmas. She's constantly at me about how I'm not a "real woman" because I don't/can't cook and how her poor grandson shouldn't have to cook because that's my job.