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Aditi Sahu
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As much as I’d like to say yes, the practical answer to this question is unfortunately no. We are still living in a society that follows the patriarchal standards of living. People still think that it’s women who are supposed to be cooking in the kitchen and not men. While there are definitely some people who understand that cooking is basic life skill that everyone should be equipped with, only few are capable of practicing it in real life.

The problem doesn’t just stop at this. There are some men who cook or do other chores in their house just as much as their female family members do, but these men are either raised too high on a pedestal or they are insulted by saying that what they are doing is not a man’s work. In such a scenario, there is no way we can say that we are moving towards a gender-neutral kitchen. Of course people are becoming a lot more open-minded but changing thinking is a lot easier than making a practice of that thinking.