In fact, I look forward to it.
Yes, I know I’m a 21st century gal. Yes, I know I’m part of the “feminism” era. Yes, I know that women who don’t cook can and do get married all the time. Yes, I know that many new-age ladies find the idea of cooking for your husband utterly oppressive. Yes, I know all these things and I’m still looking forward to cooking for my husband, loves.
Firstly, it’s because I like cooking.
I like being able to cook and create a dish. I like being able to cook and eat a meal I’ve prepared myself. I like being able to cook and share a meal with someone I love. I like being able to bring a bit of happiness to another through food. And secondly, I see no good reason in spending my married life making it a point to not cook for my husband. After all, it's both of us that will benefit from and enjoy the food I make, right?
Truth: I see no oppression in choosing to cook for my husband when I'm married.
In fact, I consider it EMPOWERING.
I’m grateful to have cooking as a skill under my belt. To be able to use my own two hands to prepare a full-fledged meal is not something I consider a punishment but a privilege.Cheers to the ladies that cook!
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that any woman should cook three square meals a day, slave over a stove for the rest of their lives, or that “all women belong in the kitchen”. I’m not saying I’m waging a war against the ladies that don’t cook (don’t look for me o!) I’m also not saying that men shouldn’t cook – fellas, it would be wise for you to learn how to use a pot too!
What I am saying is that I think it’s wonderful when a woman knows her way around the kitchen. I’m also saying that as a woman who knows how to cook, I welcome the continued opportunity to use that skill as an added gesture of love and appreciation towards my future husband whom I will love and cherish.
What’s wrong with that?
As far as I can see…NADA.
So, to my bra-burning, no-cooking, say-no-to-submission feminist sisters, all I can say is this:
I know how to cook.
I like to cook.
I plan to cook for my husband when I’m married.
And no, I don’t believe it will stifle my power as a woman. Yes, I do believe it will be one more way of embracing the full beauty that is my womanhood.
What can I say?
I'm old-school like that :)
What are your thoughts on this topic, loves? Do you plan to cook for your husband when you're married? (Or if you are married, do you cook for him now?) Do you find the idea of cooking for your husband oppressive? Leave a comment below - I want to know!:)
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