Tuesday, October 25, 2005

This is really annoying. Salon's started a new blog on women's issues, called Broadsheet. For the most part, it's fun, funny, and smart. But then there's this entry on Gordon Ramsay. The chef travelled around the country (not sure if it was the US or Britain), and said this: "I have been visiting ladies' houses up and down the country with our film crew and you would be amazed how little cooking the girls are doing. When they eat, they cheat -- it is ready meals and pre- prepared meals all the way...Seriously, there are huge numbers of young women out there who know how to mix cocktails but can't cook to save their lives, whereas men are finding their way into the kitchen in ever-growing numbers."

Katharine Mieszkowski pulls out of that the scare quote "women...can't cook to save their lives" as though he was talking about innate ability, when he's obviously talking about acquired skills, which are a completely different thing. For shame, Katharine.

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