"Boys don't do that"

I was talking to my cousin the other day, a girl of 10. At one point, she asked me if I cook at home here in Bangkok. I do but she didn’t believe me.

“I’ve never seen a boy cook. I’ve never seen a boy in the kitchen,” she said. There are many other chores she has never seen a man do at home - cleaning up after a meal, doing laundry or helping her with homework.

This makes me sad.

Ramkumar Shankargender