Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Do First Ladies Still Belong in the Kitchen?

Say it isn’t so! I’m sure I’m very late on this one, but did you know that each presidential election year Family Circle Magazine has a bake-off between the two potential first ladies to see who has the best original cookie recipe? Click on the link below to read an article about it before reading the rest of this post.


Are you kidding me?! What year is it? Some traditions need to eventually die. Point to ponder: If Hillary Clinton had won the democratic nomination, would they have asked Bill to bake cookies?! This is ridiculous and sexist. It implies that women still belong in the kitchen, and that along with assisting her husband on public policy, the first lady should make sure she still has time to be barefoot, pregnant, and baking a cake.

What’s even more unbelievable is the fact that the winner of this so called bake off has actually gone on to become the first lady in the last four presidential elections. God forbid that my own husband run for president. He’d be doomed because I can’t bake my way out of a paper bag! He does all of the cooking. Do the First Ladies still belong in the kitchen? Say it isn’t so!


Christie Glascoe Crowder said...

Agreed! Absolutely ridiculous! I just have to comment on something in the article... apparently a person attempting to make Mrs. Obama's cookies complained about having to go out and buy some of the ingredients...namely, the Amaretto. PUH-LEASE! Um, when cooking anything you need ingredients and if you do not have them all in your kitchen, you must buy them! The "Witch Hunt" continues!