Former Bachelor contestant Louise Pillidge has become the next pseudo celebrity to delve into the world of lifestyle blogging…
— Louise Pillidge (@LouisePillidge) October 6, 2015
And while Tuesday night’s launch overloaded the servers due to its popularity, the reception from the actual site has been less than desired.
The self proclaimed ‘Lifestyle Guru’ says her website is ‘all things lovely and real for the everyday woman’ but many believe that the site would better suit the 1950s.
Well, I see this former Bachelor contestant is hell bent on setting feminism back 40 years http://t.co/MtoNm1ViWR
— Adam Valentine (@Adam86Valentine) October 8, 2015
While we are advocates for women to pave their own way whether the focus is career, family or both, a number of Pillidge’s sentiments have been labeled outdated and offensive.
Her about me section states “Louise Pillidge is the epitome of the ‘Modern Woman’” but some of her statements make us question just how ‘modern’ she is.
The main point that has hit a nerve sits within an article around how to get your male partner into the kitchen and cooking.
It’s not easy always trying to be positive in the face of endless ridicule, bullying and slander.
— Blake Garvey (@BlakeGarvey) October 8, 2015
The gender stereotyping and addiction to achieving perfection (and non-stop Bachelor references) tips the well meaning blog over the edge.
My interest in @LouisePillidge‘s website plummets to an all time low when I read articles like “how to get your partner in the kitchen”
— ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ (@heartofdustt) October 8, 2015
Why Louise Pillidge’s Blog Is Better Suited To The 1950s:
Louise on getting her man to help in the kitchen:
“So how do you actually get YOUR partner into the kitchen? Follow these tips… 1. Choose something simple and easy.”
“Always make sure to praise him for the amazing meal he helped to make, because as us women know, man’s ego can always use a little attention!”
Louise on the need to get help to set up a wedding:
“Hire a Wedding stylist / decorator to set up tables, decorations, move furniture etc…never ask a friend because feelings may get hurt or sometimes under pressure people say & do things they don’t mean.”
Louise on post party clean up:
“Make sure you have an empty dishwasher to make the clean-up easier and avoid your guests feeling they need to help. It makes things simple and takes off the pressure.”
Louise on hosting an event:
“The night before your party, polish all glassware and silverware so it’s ready to go!”
“Make sure you plan what you are wearing ahead of time, don’t try and put together an outfit when your under pressure (trust me, I’ve learnt the hard way)”
Louise on eating out:
“If everyone is having an Entrée, Main and Dessert, try to have two Entrees and instead share a dessert. “
“If you have to have dessert or something sweet, try something different. A decaf cappuccino… can be just as satisfying! “
“Don’t ever feel that you have to finish your meal! Just remember that portion sizes are often large, and you can always take home the rest. Or, you can do as I do, and ask your partner to finish the rest for you!”