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My weekend was filled with cleaning, martial arts, booze, and cooking for others. I seem to be getting this reputation for being a provider of food and tasties. This pleases me, though leaves me with a somewhat uncomfortable feeling of house-wivery. As the daughter of a feminist, I feel an almost instinctive terror at being classified as a "good woman". One that cooks and cleans and is a fine hostess.

On the other hand, I seem to gain some strange pleasure from seeing my guests (and friends if I am away from home) well fed and mildly tipsy by my hand. Maybe it is my classical education as an 'acomplished woman' shining though in my old age.

One of my fond memories is of a party at the old Melrose street house, probably for nuwishas_tail (because I rarely have parties). To feed the masses we ordered pizzas, and when they arrived I took the food while nuwishas_tail paid. I walked into our tiny lounge-room, which was crammed with people at the time, bearing about six pizza boxes.

They called me a goddess of plenty, and I blushed with pride.


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Oct. 17th, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC)
It's not because you're female - it's because you can make it happen and I can't ^_^
Oct. 17th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
... I find it difficult to equate you with a "good woman", possibly due to my treating you like another little sister ... but this inequation has very little to due with your hostess abilities ...

I would hope that femiinism wouldn't have problems with being proud of a well kept home, or an expertly presented meal ... it would have issues if that was ALL you were allowed to be proud of ... removing limitations and restrictions shouldn't be achieved whilst limiting and restricting :) ... but then I'm a mere-male and my exposure to feminism merely 4 generations of strong willed women in my family.
Oct. 17th, 2004 10:23 pm (UTC)
Meh, you are a good host(ess or whatever) and a creator of things that are yum -who is also female.
Oct. 18th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
far better to be known as a "good host" than worry about being a "good woman", those who know you dont see you as the 50's-Ameican-Dream-Girl-Next-Door they see you as as goddess of plenty

revel in their worship
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