Posted By LAF Editor on September 5, 2014
Editor’s note: We’re not advocating feminism with this piece. I suppose that is obvious but just in case you are new here, to point number 4, no feminism at all is a dandy solution.
Amanda Marcotte, a feminist who blogs at Slate’s XX, wrote an article headlined “The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner.” You would think I was joking but I already told you it’s by “That’s Our Amanda!” Marcotte and it appears at Slate.
It’s I guess what you can expect from feminists — sniping that the stress for women of at-home cooking isn’t worth the benefits. And maybe family dinners are tyrannical for the Marcotte family and we should cut her some slack. I don’t know.
A line from the last paragraph gives you an indication of the tone and content:
[Cooking is] expensive and time-consuming and often done for a bunch of ingrates who would rather just be eating fast food anyway.
Earlier she quotes from a study about the perils of home cooking:
Even when people have their own homes, lack of money means their kitchens are small, pests are hard to keep at bay, and they can’t afford “basic kitchen tools like sharp knives, cutting boards, pots and pans.”
I mean, cooking is something that people around the world do — and that includes the world’s poorest women. Yes, cooking is time-consuming. Some might not even think it’s worth the time. But to take one of the world’s oldest and most widespread practices as a sign of privilege is laughable. Pests! Knives! I mean, does this privilege porn ever end?
Read the rest here