Sunny

My husband and I hosted a couple to a casual Sunday tea on our patio, and it was a first time meeting for the women. All four of us are accomplished professionals, mature and worldly adults. I happen to be the breadwinner in our family of four. So, toward the end of this lovely tea time together the guest (husband) made a point of saying (to us women) “you two can get together sometime and exchange recipes”. I was appalled, but didn’t think quickly enough to respond directly. I wish I’d asked “What do you mean” or “Why would you say that”. What led him to say such a thing? So paternalistic. It seems such a small thing on the one hand, but I feel it reveals fundamental sexism. And I wonder if I was the only one insulted by his comment.