Stephanie Smith, s senior reporter for the NY Post, created quite the firestorm when she decided to reveal that she is the woman behind the blog 300sandwiches.com.
The premise of Smith's blog is to document the 300 sandwiches she's trying to make for her boyfriend in order to get a 'ring.'
Some of Smith's biggest critics are self professed feminists who believe Smith is setting women back by "cooking" for her man in order to be deemed "wife material."
Now to tell you I don't give a damn about this story is an understatement. I really couldn't care any less than I already do. I do; however, feel the need to speak on this topic since people keep inboxing me to find out what I think about the article. So I thought I would take this chance to say, "I don't care."
I'm a believer that how a woman chooses to live her life is up to her. If she wants to go the more traditional route than that's her choice. If she wants to be a career woman that does the damn thing, then that's her choice as well.
A woman that feels she has to make 300 sandwiches in order for her boyfriend to propose is her decision to make. I don't think anyone has the right to judge her or question her for the decisions that she choose to make for HER life. Although it's not a situation I could see myself in, I don't feel I'm in a place to judge her or question her.
I realize a lot of people are angry because they feel she is being celebrated as a model for what women need do in order to get a man to propose to them, but I don't see it that way. Honestly, I would have never seen this article had it not been for the countless articles railing against it.
As womanists (this is how I identify) and feminists, we have to accept that there are some women who are more comfortable with traditional roles and they shouldn't be belittled for it. Besides, Smith also said her boyfriend is a gourmet cook who does all the cooking so it would appear that they aren't all that traditional.
They are just another couple who are trying to find their way in the world and I think we should let them. What works for them might not work for you and that's perfectly ok.
***Drops the mic and stomps "Sexual Chocolate"***