Plumb Lines

April 30, 2009

Boys Can Eat. Girls Can Cook.

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Schaengold @ 6:24 pm


Via Feministing, an amazing and useful guide to the activities and pursuits characteristic of each sex. This text will certainly find a place in the reactionary queer theory canon.

The style is immediately familiar because the author and illustrator is Whitney Darrow, Princeton ’31, who published voluminously in the New Yorker. Darrow had a clever and wicked eye for all things gendered.

David Schaengold



  1. Wonderful. Paging Elyse and Maria . . .

    Comment by Matthew Schmitz — May 1, 2009 @ 12:49 am

  2. I believe Darrow also cartooned for “The Tiger.” I am quite glad not to be the doctor in my relationship, though.

    Comment by Michael E. van Landingham — May 1, 2009 @ 8:49 am

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