It sounds like Rocking Rod is off the hook for kitchen duties forever.
The 44-year-old mother of two acknowledges that her views may be “a bit old-fashioned” (you think?) but the male species should be “the hunter-gatherer, the macho man, looking after the family” (just not by feeding them).
“I do agree with equal rights and if women want to go and work that’s fabulous,” she told The Telegraph.
Lancaster is married to a man who croons love songs for a living, but says cooking deprives men of their manhood.
“If anything, when men come home I think it’s more a case of being part of the family, spending more time with the children, being a strong role model.
But going as far as cooking and putting the apron on, I think that it, not belittles men, but takes the masculinity and I would miss that.
We’re different… men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Testosterone, oestrogen – we’re different creatures. I think you’ve got to let men do it their way.”
So, the take-away message here is women should cook. Because hormones. And planets?
As someone who is constantly trying to ensure that cooking duties in our home are evenly split, reading this today made me cry a little inside.
My husband and I are DINKS – dual income, no kids – so there are no helpless and hungry mouths to be fed (apart from our dog’s, and even that responsibility is shared).
We both work full-time, so our unspoken agreement is that whoever is home first will start cooking dinner.
But according to Lancaster, I should be working full-time and then cooking dinner each night, lest my poor husband be robbed of his masculinity by the simple act of putting on an apron.