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Cooking is not preserve of women, says Elizabeth Ohene

The former minister of state in the John Kufuor government says women have been coerced into accepting that cooking is their preserve

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  • "It is not true that every woman God made likes cooking or is good at it, but they have been frightened into this corner. So, whether they like cooking or not they must pretend or they dare not admit that they don't like it. They dare not admit that they are not good at it, and it goes on."

Women have been compelled to condition their minds that cooking is their preserve even though some may not be good at it, a former minister of state in the John Kufuor government, Elizabeth Akua Ohene has said.

Her comment comes as Ghana joins the world to observe this year’s International Women’s Day on the theme: “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow“.

“You know there are too many things that have been labelled female, …for example cooking, I don’t like cooking and I am not very good at it, and I don’t mind saying it,” Ohene told Nana Yaa Mensah on the International Women’s Day edition of The Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday (8 March).

“It is not true that every woman God made likes cooking or is good at it, but they have been frightened into this corner. So, whether they like cooking or not they must pretend or they dare not admit that they don’t like it. They dare not admit that they are not good at it, and it goes on.

“If you go to the top hotels, who are the big chefs, but the males. So let them do it, so if the women will admit that they don’t like cooking or they are not very good at it, maybe you have a good cook right in your house, but women have been conditioned that you dare not admit that you don’t like washing plates, or in the schools they think the girls don’t like mathematics,” Ohene added.

Fred Dzakpata

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