Women On The Internet Are Showing They’re Not Ashamed Or Embarrassed Of Not Knowing How To Cook

As the only daughter in my immediate family, there have been several times I’ve experienced sexism due to my parents’ reinforcement of strict gender roles. “Porque eres una niña” seemed to be their logical response to why I needed to cook and not either one of my two brothers. Even as I’ve gotten older, these gender roles are still cemented in their belief system, particularly when it comes to the concept of marriage and what it means to be a good wife.

One thing I’ve heard time and time again is that not knowing how to cook makes you incompatible for marriage.

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And these people on Twitter are also reinforcing my parents traditional, and bs, values.

There’s also the belief that the inability to cook makes you “not Latina enough.”

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However, not *all* Latinas cook and they shouldn’t be expected to.

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Guilty, and not sorry.

It’s these gender role expectations that are making women on the internet clap back. ??

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Yes, yes, and yes. ??

Here’s a response for the men who say they can’t be in a relationship with a woman if she can’t cook:

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This is what I tell my brothers.

And this one is for those who say a woman isn’t  “Latina enough” if she can’t cook:

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YESSSS. ??

After all, your cooking skills or lack of, don’t define your identity as a Latina.

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So if you can’t cook, screw it. Own up to it.

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Take it or leave it… or make your own damn sandwich.

Maybe people will be disappointed that you’re not fulfilling their expectation of what a Latina should be…

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My dad would also shake his head. But oh well. *shrugs shoulders*

…but if they complain about it again, you can always cook them this:

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As my mom would say, come chorro.

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READ: Every Year For Nochebuena, My Twin Brother Gets To Go Golfing While I’m Forced To Play Cinderella And Help Make The Lechon, Here’s Why

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