Is cooking a gender specific role?Many people always come up with the argument of cooking being a gender specific role, and by gender specific I am sure everyone must have already understood what gender I am talking about.
Many claim that every girl should learn to cook right after she is 14-15 years of age just because that is the basic requirement of a girl. I have came across several posts, stating girls who know only to cook maggi, what would you feed your husband and in laws?
Just not degrading the fact that she should learn cooking as cooking being a basic human need, every gender should learn to cook. Even a male gender should know how to survive when he stays alone. A male cooking food for his survival is looked upon as a heroic job, he gets praised for just knowing how to survive. Even today the first question a girl is asked while getting married, is what she can cook and not what is her qualifications, because apparently qualifications doesn't cook chappati to satisfy hunger, but according to me, these qualifications can definitely help you buy chappati when hungry.
Although times have changed, and this generation has evolved, to cooking being much more than a gender specific role. Many households have already distributed chores of cooking between husband and wife . As well as many bachelor's staying all alone can cook a whole meal than just maggi. Yet the society needs to change its thinking a lot.
Do you feel cooking as a gender specific role or a basic human role? Comment your views on how much has this whole thinking evolved over time.