Friday, July 09, 2004

Keith On Feminization

Keith Burgess-Jackson's post on this topic reminded me of a scene in the movie Kramer versus Kramer (circa 1982) in which Dustin Hoffman's character is depicted trying to make French toast (Freedom toast?) for his children after their mother had hit the road. The poor guy makes a mess of it, trying to shove a slice of bread into the egg wash in a glass. (The correct method is to prepare the egg wash in a shallow bowl.) That scene rankled me at the time, suggesting as it did that men are incompetent in the kitchen. I can out-cook almost all women of my acquaintance.