New Counter Cultured Column: Let Men Pursue You, Ladies

My sister and I have penned a new column at Counter Cultured called, “Love is A Losing Game When She Pursues.”

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s undeniable that today’s dating culture is a mess. In fact, dating norms have been perverted.

What best explains this? Thanks to the rise of third-wave feminism, which advocates the blurring of biological differences of both sexes, our culture has largely influenced young women to take this kind of aggressive lead. Moreover, this confounding trend has been perpetuated by the decline of the natural family unit and the rise of poor parenting habits.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

New Counter Cultured Blog: Curious Case of Sandwich Making

I’ve penned a new column at Counter Cultured about the brouhaha surrounding 300Sandwiches.com.

Read more below:

 
by Gabriella Hoffman 

“I met a guy. I made a sandwich. I started a blog. And I enraged feminists everywhere,” writes NY Post reporter Stephanie Smith. 

Smith’s blog, 300sandwiches.com, has garnered praise and ire alike. A woman is making her boyfriend sandwiches? She’s submitting to patriarchy? Queue the moral outrage! 

Smith explains the purpose behind 300sandwiches:

On Wednesday, I wrote in The Post about how my boyfriend Eric’s joke remark after making him a snack — “Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!” — inspired me to do just that and chronicle the project on a Web site, 300sandwiches.com.

Much to the dismay of radical feminists, it was inspired by an innocent, harmless joke between Smith and her boyfriend Eric:

The blog started as a lighthearted joke between boyfriend and girlfriend. I presented it to the world because I thought at least one person would find the humor in the idea of sandwiches for an engagement ring.

This project is not about me promoting myself as some gourmet chef, nor a desperate plot to win Eric’s love — or a movie deal or Internet fame.

It’s an idea that made us laugh and made for a good, lighthearted blog with some drool- inducing sandwich photos.

When one peruses the blog, they will stumble upon photos of delicious creations and accompanying sandwich recipes. (My personal favorites are “Weeklong Effort” Beef Brisket Sandwich, “Baked at Halftime” Fried Green Tomato BLT, “Michael White’s Forbidden” Mortadella and Ricotta Cheese on Focaccia, and “Three P’s” Prosciutto, Parmesan and Pesto Croissant sandwich.) What’s not to like about photos of delicious food and witty commentary about life? Many on the Left–particularly radical feministshave condemned her efforts, citing “sexism” and “oppression” a la patriarchy. They think every man is a pig who boasts a primitive “make-me-a-sandwich” mentality. (Men deserve respect too, radical feminists.)