I have always cooked (well since I first got married way back in the foggy mists of the 20th century), mainly because I was good at it and enjoyed it and my wife didn't and wasn't. Now since I am a single parent I have no choice in the matter, likewise the ironing (a task I despise which I guess everyone else does)... I often despair at those dinosaurs of the male species that think their wives/partners/mothers should be the ones to do all the "homely" stuff, worse still those that think that women are some sort of second class citizens.. that really riles me..
Especially when the likes of Germaine Greer have to write books pointing out the errors of their ways.. which also irritates me.. I see each human being as an individual and don't put any tags to them, be it gender, class or creed and therefore sometimes become peeved when others try to class me, merely because of my sex, along with those male morons who do believe in the outdated axiom that women should be chained to the stove..
I realise the opportunity has now passed Karen, but perhaps your response to his pathetic pleading should have been to sing/recite to him the classic lyrics...
Stop your bitchin'
Get into the kitchen
And rattle, and rattle
Those pots and pans