Freedom Trash Can: Saucepan

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We've all got to eat - but that doesn't necessarily mean that we all do the cooking.

According to a recent UN report, women in developing countries spend more than an hour and a half longer cooking every day than men do.

In more developed countries, the same survey found the difference was an hour.

Indian women seem to spend the longest time in the kitchen - more than 13 hours per week, according to a 2015 survey.

Select an object from the list and find out how it might be considered an object of oppression.

  • Make-up

    "Men aren't judged for leaving the house without a full face of make-up." - Anonymous

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  • Uncomfortable fashion

    "I cannot fathom why people wear heels. They're painful, impractical and can cause permanent damage to your body." - Anonymous

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  • Home cooking

    "I'm fed up of the idea of women belonging in the kitchen being normalised." - Emma

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  • Domestic chores

    "Equality begins in the family, so get off your backside and get cleaning, guys." - Anonymous

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  • The bra

    "I shouldn't be forced to look 'pretty'. I am beautiful and intelligent without it." - Lisa

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  • Celebrity culture

    "All the models have the same body shape, and they look miserable. It's boring!" - Wendy

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  • Marriage

    "I believe engagement rings are anti-feminist - signifying that the woman with the ring belongs to another person." - Matilde

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  • Social media

    "It's very toxic for young people's mental health, especially girls. They are constantly faced with unrealistic and dangerous ideals." - Roshan

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  • Gendered toys

    "All the gendered children's toys tell girls and boys they should only like certain things." - Anna

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  • Bonus object

    What are objects of oppression? Discover the thinking behind the Freedom Trash Can and suggest your own object.

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Ironically, in the professional world, the gender gap is reversed - only 17% of chef positions in the UK are held by women.

Some blame the culture in professional kitchens, while others say the inflexible hours aren't suited to women's lifestyles.

One sociological study suggests that media representations of male and female chefs is part of the problem. The authors found that men were more likely to be given credit for the intellectual and technical work they did, while women's technical skills were rarely mentioned.

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