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Yeah, well I come from the latter camp. It's not that uncommon.
Relative to the population of the U.S.? I think it's an incredibly small minority. Relative to the number of women fortunate enough to be over-educated, free of student loans, and surrounded by wealthy, single men? Maybe a slightly larger minority. laugh.gif
You're an over-educated woman who is loan-free and surrounded by wealthy, single men? Really?
Seriously, while Dowd is sometimes either amusing or enlightening, you're asking us to take the opinion of a woman well past the ageOfInappropriateClothes who shows up in a lingerie top to do political commentary. I think I'll get my feminist writings elsewhere, thank you very much. Not to mention that it, like your writing BryanZ, is simply one person's opinion/observations--and only a bit of that, it's about 800 words--on a topic that is as individual as a favorite meal. I daresay that she, being female, is a smidge more qualified to write on the issue than some, but the headline says "girl" so I am not giving her too much credit. (BryanZ, if you think shes saying anything new or particularly interesting, you really should consider the earlier suggestions to take some women's studies classes, or pick up a few good books...the column is depressingly repetitive of other backlash-lite crap that circulates every so often.)
btw, I don't expect my dates to pay for dinner, or open doors, or even defend me. I can pay, open, and defend with the best of them. Chivalry is sexist, and it seems to be an attempt to paint women as 'girly' and dependent to drag it into this thread.
In an attempt to pull this back on topic, let me just say this. Some people seem to assume that the "traditional household gender roles" are a good thing and thus the entire conversation about women cooking or not logically follows. Many others see those roles as institutionalized sexism and believe that all peoople should know how to cook/clean/cope. A few trade on the gap between these two groups to promote their latest TVshow/book/agenda. Guess which group GR hangs with?