The man was viewed as "sole provider" for the family. The husband's responsibility was to make money to support his children and wife. A man's obligation was to work hard and return back to his house at night to a home-cooked meal with his wife and children.
Khrushchev and Nixon at the US trade fair in Moscow, July 24, 1959. This was the latest debate between the two leaders about the merits of communism versus capitalism, called the "kitchen debate". On Aug. 1, Khrushchev allowed Vice-President Nixon to speak on Soviet national television where he criticized communism and warned against any attempt to spread the ideology beyond the borders of the Soviet Union. Nixon returned to the USSR in May, 1972, this time as President.
"Cooking with Ease," a.k.a. a 1950s housewife in the kitchen. Hear my modern sarcasm, oh retro tiki gods: true "ease" would involve getting *out* of the house, not getting stuck with a waffle iron every morning.