Ok, don't shoot me or anything but if I'm going to pay for anything, it'll be a cooking class. I can hear all the feminists out there now, “Why should our place be in the kitchen? We have fought so hard and are still fighting for equality of the sexes. This kind of thinking sets us back!”. Well, before you throw your stones, hear me out.
I'm in my twenties and while I realize that the appeal to capture snaps on a pole is real; I would rather know how to cook a chicken five ways, filet a fish like a seasoned chef and garnish a plate as well as Gordon Ramsay, than to know how to swing my body around a pole. Is this for a man? In some ways yes but mostly it's for me. I love being a badass at everything I do. I love dressing to the nine, and I enjoy killing it at work. So why not in the kitchen? Sometimes I find myself in conversations with women and not a single person talks about cooking. It's almost as though women have been freed from the kitchen to the point where mentioning a cooking class, instead of a pole dancing one, is considered anti-feminist.
Isn't there room for both? Yes, there is but I will let you think about the last time you and your girlfriends (and same for you men) heard a lady talk about improving her cooking skills by taking a class. I get it, sexual expression is favored, and social media applauds it with as many 'likes' and 'follows' as possible. However, I love the idea that I can throw down so well that my man continually only wants to eat what I put in front of him. Yeah, I want to be THAT good.
For me, cooking is an expression of love, and I love being in love and can't wait to show my skills off to the man God sends my way. So yeah, I'm probably not signing up for any pole dancing classes any time soon ...
Three women going through life.