Lisa: By using “Ye Men” in my subject line, I was only making a lame attempt at a pun. (“Ye Men” … “Yemen” … geddit?) I certainly intended no disrespect towards the female population of Yemen, whom I know to be all wonderful, wonderful people.
I deeply regret any distress I may inadvertently have caused to our Yemena readers.
And you are of course right about cooking. Even more traditionally female skills are alive and well. My daughter is a pretty good knitter, and patronizes a store in our village devoted to that art. They seem to be doing good business.
Human hands are good for a lot of things other than tapping at keyboards.