Breaking down gender roles

Breaking down gender roles, Sonwabo Qathula in an Eastern Cape kitchen. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS, originally uploaded by IPS Inter Press Service.

Posted by on April 11th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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3 Responses to “Breaking down gender roles”

  1. risurisu

    I hope one day I, too can cook well enough to need a gorgeous apron like that! *.*


  2. Clare

    Of course its a very pointed photo, but it is in some ways a pretty silly one too. Perceptions of what is appropriate for gender are different the world over. – Of course there are areas of the world where men do a lot of cooking and childcare, and care about clothing and appearance BUT it is where such stereotypical roles become part of an inflexible social structure that it becomes oppressive. Even in the UK, we still have the famous ‘glass ceiling’ for women that prevents them from doing many top jobs, and condemns them to low-paid, menial occupations.


  3. Anonymous

    I aboslutely love this picture.


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