Jabberwocky for 2005 July 12 (entry 1)

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[Comments] (5) From An Arizona Newspaper: While the ideologues work themselves into a lather over Sandra Day O’Connor’s successor, I keep thinking about her next decision. If she has any sense, it will be 9-0, write a cookbook. Her enchiladas are renowned, and her law clerks were just on NPR swooning over the other Southwestern food she always made for them. Given how grossly underrepresented our home state is in bookstores, she could cross a whole new frontier, complete with TV show: “Justice in the Kitchen.” Soon enough, you know that will be a woman’s place again anyway. ---Regina Schrambling


Posted by Susie at Tue Jul 12 2005 20:56

I believe she plans to write a children's book about growing up on the ranch.

Posted by Alyson at Wed Jul 13 2005 05:51

Shouldn't everyone's place be in the kitchen at some point? I think Shrambling's suggestion is a very clever one, but do we have to divide culinary interests along the gender lines? After all, the majority of chefs are male. If this cannot be true, I really am in trouble, and my life is sunk deep into a traditional gender role.

Posted by Frances at Wed Jul 13 2005 07:49

I've often worried about that. If I sew, does it make me less of a feminist? It's an embarassment to me that it matters (a lot) whether my laundry comes out white, but there you have it. It does matter to me. I would hope you can be a Supreme Court Justice and still cook, and I hope the boy justices cook too!

Posted by Susie at Wed Jul 13 2005 17:33

Of all the chefs I know, it seems like the important ones are male. Same with a lot of "feminine" things I think- Recreational Therapy- the men are all directors or professors. flautists- there weren't any in band, but there are a lot on Lawrence Welk.

Posted by Frances at Wed Jul 13 2005 17:54

Men have more and better career opportunities than women; even now women make $.74 on the dollar compared to men. The reason, some believe, is because women spend more time taking care of their families instead of advancing their careers. It's a trade off. Studio musicians--your flautists, for example--have horrible work hours. Someone who is a mother might choose to forego that job for the good of the children. Chefs also work the kind of hours that aren't compatible with kids.


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