During the High Holy Days, being a feminist isn’t as easy as it seems

27.09.2011                      28.Elul, 5771

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During the High Holy Days, being a feminist isn't as easy as it seems

Why are there women who, after working a 12-hour day managing some company, spend hours in the kitchen preparing multi-course, gourmet holiday meals for the countless guests they have invited?

The holidays, which begin on Wednesday, offer a chance to solve a mystery: Why do women, even those who work outside the home, and even those who have proven themselves big time in diverse careers, often measure themselves on the basis of their household management skills? And why do others use that same yardstick?
Why are there women who, after working a 12-hour day managing some company, spend hours in the kitchen preparing multi-course, gourmet holiday meals for the countless guests they have invited? And why would a woman, who does not have a need to do such things, a woman who is totally unconnected to the domestic side she is "supposed" to have, why does such a woman feel there is something is wrong with her if she doesn't produce this culinary extravaganza for the holidays? And this goes for self-aware women who have imbibed mainly feminist reading as well….