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  • i think a better question would be why are there men that still dont know how to cook and clean, im a guy that does it all on a daily basis and i know many that either dont or just think they are above doing housework.
  • Why are there men who still think that only women should cook and clean? The reason that people of both sexes don't know how is because they are lazy! First on the left - one cross each.....
  • For the same reason that there are men that don't know how to cook and clean. They've never been taught.
  • Hehe, at least you realise that you are treading on thin ground. I suppose for the same reason that there are men who still don't know how to cook and clean?
  • I don't know any woman or man for that matter that doesn't know how to cook and clean. Some of them just prefer not to bother with the cooking and the cleaning.
  • Why can't some men go hunter gathering?
  • For the same reasons that there are men who still can not cook and clean. Disinterest, laziness, or having the thought in the back of their minds that maybe the opposite sex should do it instead of them doing it themselves.
  • On my s/o's behalf...though she can cook and clean...well, kind of,...she was raised on a farm and drove tractors, fed livestock, milked cows etc. She was not brought up doing house work.
  • I would imagine equal rights had a lot to do with it. Up until the 2 1840's or so women were led to believe that their only purpose in life was to become a housewife and bare lots of babies for their husbands. So from the time they were old enough to understand mom taught them to cook clean and sew. Now with so many women having demanding jobs outside the home thanks to the equal rights movement and the antiquated thinking about what a woman's role in society is being thrown out the window more women are realizing that they can offer the world so much more than just being some stay at home Suzy homemaker housewife and mom.
  • it goes just as much for both sexes
  • Both men and women should learn to cook, although some just never seem to get the hang of it. My wife was a great cook, but her mother couldn't boil water in the mic. Those who refuse to learn deserve to eat junk food.
  • Checked your profile before answering this one --- glad that at least its not a guy asking. (I think.)   This question is so loaded from so many angles, but I'll just say that some of us (I won't exclude the men) are simply 'domestically challenged' --- our main strengths are in other areas.   And somehow, by some 'grace' out there, we even manage to not starve ourselves or others as we ramble past the odd pile of 'stuff' in our cozy, yet eclectic homes...
  • Some have little aptitude and ability for those things, some just have not learned the proper skills, others feel they are superior to such mundane (in their view) activities.
  • For the same reason there are men who cant give a woman an orgasm. Nobody taught them.
  • Because there are men like Felix Unger still out there. q:)
  • well..i dont know to call it fortunate or unfortunate but m one of those women, but ofcourse i have some idea about how to cook somethings..but i have been fortunate enough to have ppl to cook and clean.
  • For the same reason men don't know how.They either don,t want to because they consider it menial and lowly or they simply were not trained to. Even with good training some men or women are just better at other things. Some women/men hold down full time jobs raise children and manage to cook and clean all as a single parent. I prefer my husband to stay out of my kitchen myself. If it's a cooking cleaning women/man you respect than you will always be disappointed if you try to slap an apron on an unwilling participant and thrust a broom in his/her hand.
  • At the risk of being crucified why do you have to have a vagina to qualify?
  • lazy or no interest!
  • I've mostly heard this question from women in reference to men who still don't know how to cook or pick up after themselves.
  • Everyone knows how to cook and clean...it just may not be to the level YOU expect. Perfect your own skills, and get over it.
  • Because they dont want to.many women i know consider cooking and cleaning beneath them.
  • I guess because some women are concentrating on their careers or other important matters .. like men have always done.
  • Our two nieces aren't in to cooking and cleaning much. Although, I will say the older one (in her thirties) has turned around since getting married. lol Before her boyfriends did all of the cooking, and I guess she did the dishes and cleaned some. Now, she and her husband do everything TOGETHER! As for her cooking, well it is totally changed in attitude. She not only strives and takes pride in making TASTY meals, but also excels in creating BEAUTIFUL meals. Her Christmas cookies, look every bit as beautiful as anything Martha Stewart turns out, AND they taste wonderful too! Her younger sister, also in her thirties...isn't there yet in any way, shape or form. I think it comes back to what parents instill in their children. Male or Female...EVERYONE should know how to COOK decent, tasty, good food from scratch...to hell with prepackaged anything! Everyone should know how to clean, with as little effort as possible, and should also have been taught to pick up and clean so as to make it a good habit. If the parents don't do it and don't make their children participate in doing it...how can they learn and see the value in doing it? We made sure our son learned to cook and clean, simply because we believe everyone needs to know how to create a comfortable and enjoyable home for themselves. When at age 14 he would whine about cooking, my partner, his Mother, would shoot back, "because you like to eat, and someday we'll be dead!" (Yikes, I thought, that's harsh!) lmao But, it is true. I just figure we each strive to contribute what we can to making our house a home. It is not a matter of any of us having "far more important things to do, outside of the home" nor is there anything that needs to be done to insure our comfort "demeaning!" Our Son, (now 22) still lives at home, it's better financially for him and for us since he works full time and contributes financially to the bills. He also cooks, on occasion, takes us out for dinner, and when he does not cook, he washes the dishes when one of us cooks. (The Cook, does NOT do dishes in our house!) He helps with cleaning, as do we. We EACH contribute financially, and with cooking and cleaning, we all live here, we all want a reasonably clean, comfortable place to call HOME.
  • Most come from dysfuntional families and their mother or other female family member, never taught them anything about preparing food or taking care of a home.
  • maybe their parents never taught them
  • Same reason men don't. There are so many more options available to them. And these services are also professionally provided by others, so it's not necessary to know how to do them.
  • Continuing in that misogynistic vein there are still men who don't know how to get a job and provide for a family and they can't cook or clean either.
  • Not addressing your question directly. I do remember in college, a Chinese freshwoman asked me how to do laundry. I laughed out loud at the irony of that. In hindsight, I think I missed an opportunity.
  • 6-29-2017 It's because taxes are so high that mothers have to take jobs to help support the household, and they can't stay home with their daughters like they used to. Likewise, fathers don't have time to spend with sons, so they grow up with no idea how men are supposed to behave.
  • maybe they dont want to learn

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