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jeannehansen January 5, 2017
I think Ina Garten is very much an example of feminism. This article is too concerned with what role that takes. Jeffrey has always encouraged Ina's entrepreneurial interests and she is an amazing example of a woman entrepreneur. Simply because she enjoys cooking for her husband, does not mean she is not a great female role model.
lisa November 5, 2016
Love Ina, love her recipes . love her joy and admire her for her unbridled adoration of Jeffrey... makes for a sweet life !
April S. November 4, 2016
Bad Sarah BAD! How dare you feel threatened by food sharers.... You must now print a redaction or your apology will seem insincere. But for real, this article hit me in the feels (until I got to the finger wagging I mean comments section). Question: if I share food with a very presumptuous and ungrateful golden doodle, where does that put me on the feminist scale?
Stephanie November 4, 2016
Cooking is an act of love. Whether it's self-love, romantic, or directed at friends or family - who cares...the fact that cooking is in and of itself an act of love, that's enough.
Eldora November 4, 2016
Really, "cook for thyself", when was cooking ever about cooking for yourself? Isn't cooking always about sharing. What fun would it be otherwise? Do we have to be feminists even about this? Really independent women are not threatened by things like this!
Lara November 4, 2016
Not to mention, you can be a feminist *and* love your husband. Being a feminist is not about spending your life alone and only doing things for you in the name of loving yourself. You can love yourself, be a feminist, and love your husband. Ina's a fucking girl boss. She built an empire. She can love her husband and still be a brilliant, talented, self-made millionaire.
Sarah J. November 4, 2016
Ah, yes. Sorry for any misunderstanding—I didn't mean to insinuate—at all—that Ina isn't a feminist or a brilliant businesswoman. She is, of course!! I merely wanted to point out that I think it's interesting to position a career as *for* someone else. And I wanted to raise the question: How does this make us see Ina differently than if she had never brought Jeffrey into the picture at all? Especially in the context of cooking, which, as Stephanie pointed out, is often portrayed and understood as most noble when it's an act of love.
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