Why can’t we normalise the fact that men too can cook?I don't know whether it was late realization or becoming matured being a father of two daughters, this question started haunting me quite for some time, particularly after going through various updates on WhatsApp status by friends during the lock-down period. In my initial days, my mom never allowed me to do any home related work including marketing being the elder son who was doing good in studies. This favoritism continued and life continued without any need of cooking for my self during my stay outside. After marriage, my mom warned her D-i-L that she brought up her son without giving any pain of doing additional works. Thus I enjoyed the privilege of being a male but I understood that Cooking can be a good hobby during my stay at Pune and slowly learned the basic elements of cooking from my wife. It would be a different story.
But the point at issue is that a Son would be treated as a special invitee in the house even today while a daughter is given training for all sorts of management from cooking to marketing. Why can't we train a boy to share the responsibility of the kitchen and wipe out the traditional feeling that Girls' only have to learn cooking as it would be their job to take care of the kitchen after marriage? The normalization of this job should be done because some people still hold the view that 'it's not a man's responsibility'. One should not consider a basic necessity to be associated with a particular gender and it holds no water in the present scenario.
What's your take on this?
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