One more from Why Men Fail:
Not even the most poorly paid shipping clerk would dream of trying to make his own shirts, and confidential investigation would probably reveal that mighty few darn their own socks. Yet the cities are full of women on march larger salaries who not only make their own clothes, but cook their own meals and do their own laundry.
So in 1927, it was more unusual to cook for yourself than it was to make your own clothes? When did that flip?