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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stuffing traditional holiday gender roles

Posted By on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Traditional gender roles dictate that women can usually be found in the kitchen on Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season while men get some R&R watching football in the living room.

I went shopping with Chris Rapier, who divides work with his girlfriend by skill set, not by gender role. He cooks Thanksgiving dinner for 20-30 people each year. Armful after armful of groceries, we returned to his car to load it up with turkey and duck - for his turducken, which last year weighed 32 pounds - and veggies, meats, cheeses and so on.

Rapier is just one example of how some families are leaving behind gender roles this holiday season. Watch this video below of him preparing for his Thanksgiving feast, and read the City Paper's full story in this week's issue.

 Produced by Ashley Murray