Chris Matthews Thinks It’s “Weird” For A Man To Cook Dinner
5:43 pm, February 15th | by Amy Tennery
Chris Matthews isn’t exactly known for his delicate approach to gender relations. That much is clear.
But Matthews, obviously still suffering from the significant foot-in-mouth disease he contracted during Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary run, went on “Hardball” this evening to share an even more bizarre attitude toward men’s and women’s roles in a marriage. Unfortunately, his particular views haven’t been relevant for several decades.
Here’s what he said:
“I don’t watch television the way most regular people do, meaning most people come home, they’re tired they go in the living room, maybe they watch T.V. while their wife, in some cases, making dinner, or the husband — in some weirder cases — is making dinner.”
There are a handful of conclusions we can draw from this segment. What’s obvious is that women are definitely supposed to be the ones cooking dinner.
What’s unclear is precisely how the situation becomes so “weird” to Matthews, once it’s the husband cooking the dinner as opposed to the wife. Is it that a man is now cooking and his wife should be? Or has Matthew’s heteronormative fantasy land just been shattered by the idea of “the husband” cooking for another husband? It’s perplexing.
One thing’s for sure: Matthews wasn’t kidding when he said he doesn’t watch T.V. It’s clear the last sitcom he caught was “The Honeymooners.”