Here we are, at the corner of STUPID and ARE YOU KIDDING ME….again. I mean, what is up with WaPo? Oh…okay, dumb question. I keep looking for intelligent life and all I get is how oppressed I am as a woman and all it would take is the lowly slow cooker to catapult me in total liberation of…being a woman.
So, was the ‘war on women’ victimized with slow cooker oppression?
PRETTY MUCH THE STUPIDEST STORY EVER…I almost feel victimized:
“The history of the slow cooker, whose sales have been booming recently, reflects a still-raging debate about how consumer appliances have changed — and failed to change — the gender balance at home as well as at work. The Crock-Pot did not liberate women from the social stereotype or common burden of being the one responsible for cooking. Rather, the device, along with countless other home appliances like the washing machine and dryer, has simply made it easier for women to take on work outside the home.” Read the rest here.
Yes, that’s right…what keeps us from beating our clothes on a rock, having indoor plumbing, up to the lowly slow cooker has put women out into the world to be subjected to, well, everything from divorce, sexual harassment at work, unequal equality to aborting the unplanned to keep our calendar freed up for…you guessed it…working outside of the home for fun and profit. And all that from the slow cooker. What GENIUS figured this out?
And there it is: “One study by Daniele Coen-Pirani, an economist at the University of Pittsburgh, found that home appliances could account for about 40 percent of the increase in work outside the home among married women during the 1960s.” Wowzers…I need to sue Whirlpool and Rival because I am not feeling the warm and fuzzies of feminism.
You’ve come a long way, baby.
Well…..not really….read on: “In 2014, 15% of children had a stay-at-home mother while 0.6% had a stay-at-home father.” Read the rest here.
How did I not see the connection with slow cookers? Women have been sold the Brooklyn Bridge and call it feminism. Whatever you call it, it still stinks. Feminists expect other women to raise their children…if they ‘decide’ to have them.
THAT is what unequal equality feminism buys you…your independence from parenthood, women competing with men, same sex ‘parenting’, multiple divorces all because the Crock Pot freed home-bound women, turning an idealistic suffragist into a something unrecognizable.
And about that Crock Pot…keep it at home. Your family needs you.