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Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 10.15.20 AMSo you meet Mr. Handsome, and you’re getting to know each other. That includes all the getting-to-know-you questions: “What do you do?” “Where are you from?” “Where’d you go to school?” “What’s your credit score?” (Ha! But, no, really…)

Then comes, “So… Can you cook?” At first glance, this doesn’t seem so bad. Almost legit, really, especially if either of you are interested in more than just a one-night stand. But what’s funny is that I can almost bet that the majority of the people reading that post would read it from the male point of view rather than the woman’s.

And who could blame you, really? For ages, society has told us that in the roles of the household, the title of Kitchen Queen belongs to the one that wears the skirt. That’s our domain. We cook, we clean, we nurture. Dassit. …Really?

Because I know my mother, and my grandmothers, weren’t just homemakers. They were moneymakers, too. And the more we evolve as a society, the more offense we should take to this question and others like it that put us in a apron-dressed box.

Am I a feminist? Eh. What I am is an equal-ist. Fair is fair, right? So ladies, here are some questions and answers that’ll shut down that kitchen chatter in a heartbeat — and might even gain a laugh and a more appreciated potential mate.

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