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Megan McArdle

Kitchen Design Isn't Sexist. It Liberated Women.

The feminist argument against mass-market cabinets misunderstands how they changed women's lives.
Good old days? At least better than the earlier days.

Good old days? At least better than the earlier days.

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Kitchens should not be the domain of only women. But at some point, a writer at Quartz argues, they were tailored to be female friendly -- meaning the design of American kitchens is sexist to this day.

This plaint is strange for several reasons, starting with the fact that, as the writer, Rachel Arndt, points out, kitchen counters were actually standardized a touch too high for the average woman. Alas, still too low for your 6’2" correspondent. I am going to ruthlessly destroy the resale value of my home by raising the counters when I redo my kitchen.