Embarrassing and we are not making it up. Who on earth would possibly find family dinners oppressive?

Of course.

Hunts down! Stop it.

Don’t you dare criticize the perpetual victim’s articles on Twitter. Even though, you know, she promotes her Twitter account in said articles.


Of course.

Ding, ding, ding! Why else would she “write” this drivel?

Cuckoo pants shark? Jumped.

All problems are solved! It’s pretty much all the fault of your mom’s meatloaf.

You can try to read the whole thing, but be warned: It’s basically unreadable. Here’s a humiliating snippit:

Beyond just the time and money constraints, women find that their very own families present a major obstacle to their desire to provide diverse, home-cooked meals. The women interviewed faced not just children but grown adults who are whiny, picky, and ungrateful for their efforts. “We rarely observed a meal in which at least one family member didn’t complain about the food they were served,” the researchers write. Mothers who could afford to do so often wanted to try new recipes and diverse ingredients, but they knew that it would cause their families to reject the meals. “Instead, they continued to make what was tried and true, even if they didn’t like the food themselves.” The saddest part is that picky husbands and boyfriends were just as much, if not more, of a problem than fussy children.

Got that? Reality is hard.

Wow, you’ve come a long way, baby!

She should be, but it is hard to shame the shameless.

Twitter users give it a good go, though!


A challenge:


But wait, what’s this?

This is also from Ms. Marcotte:

It’s summer again, and you know what that means: the beginning of CSA season! (For those who don’t know what a CSA is, here’s a good start.) This is an annual project I do to show that busy people who aren’t professional cooks or even very good at food photography can nonetheless join a CSA and cook all the mountains of vegetables you get—or even just expand their produce repetoire, which can make healthy eating more fun. More fun even than eating not-healthy food.

OMG, she’s a self-loathing, self-oppressor!


Family dinners? An oppressive tool of The Patriarchy ™. But what about this, Amanda?

Whatever! Just don’t “force” a mom to make spaghetti and meatballs.

An an exit point that should be repeated daily:

Amen, sister.


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