I think that the OP presented it crudely, but he has a point. people in general, if it isn't their proffession of their hobby, don't cook as much or as well as they used to. middle class families don't eat that many home cooked meals around a table, unless it is a special occasion. I agree, but I think the OP is off the mark by relegating his comment to women. Granted one could make the argument that "men never could cook to start with", but I would say that both sides are moving away from this practice. I made a thread about it a few months ago under my old username. I'm sure someone can dig it up. I don't think this issue has anything to do with chivalry or equality, but rather a conditioned dependence on convenience and prepared foods. Why bother cooking when you can just buy something already cooked for you? Then why focus on the womenz?