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Feminism in the Kitchen

After working with Anita on her professional headshots, I heard a poem called “Etiquette Leash” by Andrea Gibson that simultaneously broke my heart and got me all fired up. She goes on about how how love can be very impolite and downright rude when it stands up for the right thing.  

Always calls out the misogynist, racist, homophobic joke refuses to be a welcome mat where hate wipes its feet
— Andrea Gibson - Etiquette Leash

I am reminded of a comedy show that I went to in my previous hometown where a girl stood up in the middle of a very sexist performance and told the performer that being a misogynist isn’t funny. She got booed out of the room and bullied from the stage. I never saw her again, but I am so proud that there are people as brave as she was. She stood up for women in the middle of a crowd that criticized her.

There is an ongoing sexist joke and a mentality about the female lifestyle that has adversely impacted the perception of male and female cooks.I would like to take this opportunity to call out this sexist joke! The joke and outdated cultural belief is that a woman’s “place” is in the kitchen. Feminists have fought hard to get women out of the kitchen and into the workforce.

Women of my generation were keen — rightly — not to be tied to the stove, but the ramifications of this were that they felt a sense of dread in the kitchen. How can this be good for anyone? I also feel that to denigrate any activity because it has traditionally been associated with the female sphere is in itself anti-feminist
— Famous Chef, Nigella Lawson

Here is what I think, I think learning empowers you. I believe that taking control of what you fuel your body with gives you power. I believe that cooking is love made edible, and that there is nothing more delightful than eating a meal with someone you love, especially when they made it for you with love! I believe that both men and women should learn to cook for themselves and the people in their lives. I believe that being able to do this for yourself in no way shape or form makes you weak! It makes you strong!

YOU CAN BE A STRONG FEMINIST IN THE KITCHEN!

Enter the Beautiful Anita.

This is a Texas lady that knows what she wants. She has a goal and she is gunning for it. She is strong. She is beautiful. She knows how to cook.

We went for a vintage pin-up-girl feel for her professional headshots. I am so happy with how everything turned out visually, and I have to admit that her red velvet cupcakes were the best I have EVER tasted! Thank you Anita for being a rockstar. You can find her on instagram at The_Baking_Doctor

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