Brooklyn-based sound artist Mike Rugnetta has noticed a ridiculously funny trend with the covers of cookbooks, and it got a lot of attention on Twitter.
He and his wife were thinking about getting an instant pot (and his wife is a very capable slicer of bell peppers), so they were searching through Amazon trying to find which was the right one. He got many ads and product recommendations related to it, but he noticed one thing in common in all of the cookbooks he was shown.
Apparently, most of the cooking-focused publishers believe that women can’t operate without the help of a man. However, neither the women nor the men look pleased with how the photographers have arranged their bodies in the photos.
People (understandably) react with frustration to depictions of dudes getting handsy while women only ever cook dinner.
There are many heated debates on the social media looking for a logical explanation to why the covers of the cookbooks are constantly terrible? One person jokingly guessed that “If a strong man does not stabilize a woman while she cooks, the recoil of a knife will lift her off the ground”
Scroll down to read the ‘perfectly reasonable’ explanations why it is ‘necessary’ to have a man for a well-cooked meal and write your own thoughts in the comments!
Twitter users have decided that this trend is really a lot more popular than it should be