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[url=http://www.feministing.com/]Feministing[/url] has been featuring funny video clips from comedian Sarah Haskins who critiques gender stereotypes in the media, in a series called Target Women. The latest features her send-up of food commercials that exploit expectations around feeding work in the family - how women are still expected to take most of the responsibility for food preparation in the nuclear family, and then feel guilty when they inevitably can't fulfil these unrealistic ideals.
Feeding Your F---ing Family:
Only men however, can use a BBQ. That is apparently the natural order of things.
Originally posted by oldgoat:[QB]Only men however, can use a BBQ.
In my experience, men [b][i]pretend[/i][/b] to know how to barbeque on those outdoor grills. Most of the time we're too drunk to really care. [img]tongue.gif" border="0[/img]
Love it, M.Gregus.
Sarah Haskins is awesome. [url=http://shamelessmag.com/blog/2008/06/woman-cannot-subsist-on-yogurt-alon... take on yogurt (as the food of women) [/url]is my personal favourite.
Originally posted by jrose:[b]Sarah Haskins is awesome. [url=http://shamelessmag.com/blog/2008/06/woman-cannot-subsist-on-yogurt-alon... take on yogurt (as the food of women) [/url]is my personal favourite.[/b]
Yeah, the yoghurt one is good. There's a whole category of "women's food". It includes various things made of rice: rice cakes, rice chips, etc. Then there are all those 100 calorie chocolate bars ....
I know, I had to watch all of her pieces in one go, and kind of wanted to post ALL of them here. [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]
Her commentary on women's food and women's relation to food prep was bang on. You'd think that men never ate yogurt - unless it was somehow possible to grill it. [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img] And why DOES everything come in 100 calorie packs these days - and does that automatically transform it into the category of "women's food"?
Hmmm...I'm gonna have to show my husband this. I barely ever eat yogurt, he loves the stuff. I wonder if he knows all this? [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img] Funny stuff.
I don't eat much yogurt, not the fruity stuff anyway -- the kids eat that for breakfast or in school lunches. Mostly use plain yogurt in cooking. And none of that calorie-reduced ultra-low-fat crap, either. Bleah.
Then there are all those 100 calorie chocolate bars ....
Oh those are good. Perfect as a diabetic craving snack or sugar quick fix
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Originally posted by ElizaQ:[b]Hmmm...I'm gonna have to show my husband this. I barely ever eat yogurt, he loves the stuff. I wonder if he knows all this? [img]wink.gif" border="0[/img] Funny stuff.[/b]
Going to have to tell my partner about it too, as he makes the best yogurt I have ever tasted. And this year he is expanding into trying to make the fruity yogurt timebandit dislikes. We are going to make peach, blueberry and blackberry perserves to try it with.
We are going out picking mountain blueberries next week, and I just bought a case of peaches from the Okagnogan that we will process this week end. The black berries on VIsland should be ready the next time we are there too, so we can pick and preserve. He actually cans more than I do.
Nor does he like "grilling" on the BBQ, but will, if pressed to do so. Though he does cook all the time, I usually do the baking except for fudge.
This is an interesting thread, time wise, as our daughter was just telling us about her friends who think drinking tea is a female thing, and that men who make tea are gay. She laughed at them, as she said her very male 6'7" father was the tea maker of the family, and was always making his own blends for differing physical ailments, including menstruation cramps, and that should she have asked me for tea, she would've gotten a tea bag of the bargin blend type.
LOL about the tea. That stereotype wouldn't fit in my family either. Up until reading this thread I had never really to stopped to contemplate how certain foods have gender stereotypes equated with them well, beyond the whole BBQ stereotype.
When I was listening to CBC the other day it made me think of this thread. They did a call in about BBQing and interestingly enough more men called in then women with their stories. In my family my Dad did the actual BBQing but it was always and still is a bit of a joking type of thing because it's my Mom that does all the actual prep, same with any family gatherings the men folk all hang around the BBQ's with their beers and just plop on whatever is handed to them. Then the women just sit back and let them relish in all of the 'cooking' they're doing with an amused rolling of the eye sort of thing. LOL. I do most of the cooking in my house but that's because I like it. My husband is a totally decent cook though so on those days that I just don't feel like it he does take over. When we both don't feel like it we just get take-out.
In the circles I've traveled in I have noticed what I think may be a bit of generational thing. It's anecdotal of course and may be just the types of people I know. It's totally normal and common with people my age or younger for the men in the family to cook and take on those responsibilities including all of the shopping as much as the women on a fairly equal basis. With my sisters group of friends it is quite common in social gathering to have all the guys in the kitchen doing all of the cooking. Same with my group of friends now that I think back to some of gatherings that we've had. It's usually was quite a mixed group. I can't even imagine that happening with my Mom's generation.
Yep, the gender stereotypes are amusing, all right. One of my exes sewed himself a pair of pants. And I don't mean sweatpants, I mean tailored pants, and the result was tolerable. I can barely sew a straight line on a sewing machine.
I'm not too bad a cook, but it took me years to get a half-decent repetoire of dishes (and even now, I'm not what anyone would call a great cook).
I do like yogurt, but I laughed all through the Official Food of Women bit because it's so true - nowadays, yogurt is being pushed as a laxative for yuppie suburban housewives and professionals who are too sophisticated to get their purging advice from the "ana" sites. Thanks for filling that market niche, Activia!
[ 25 July 2008: Message edited by: Michelle ]
[ 25 July 2008: Message edited by: Michelle ]