Head Of The Home Never Goes Into The Kitchen – Ugandan President

While giving an example on how politicians and civil servants should stick to prescribed roles, Yomeri Museveni, 74-year old Ugandan President, stated that he has not stepped into the Kitchen since he got married and that it was not a Man’s role to cook. He corroborated by saying that “the head of the home never goes into the kitchen. It is now 45 years with Mama Janet. I have never stepped into the kitchen. That is how it should be”Reacting to this, Ugandans has taken to social media to attack this statement. Notable among these people is, Winnie Byanyima, OXFAM International Executive Director. She said that she was disappointed at his stance and tweeted that Cooking isn’t a woman’s job. It’s a life skill. All people — men and women — should cook”This, according to Watchdog Uganda, Museveni’s comments is consistent with the country’s culture, which sees men cooking as “taboo.” The publication stated that some ethnic groups in the country have a word referring to men who cook as a “transvestite or a man dressing and behaving like a woman.”Photo Credit: Getty

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