It's not weird vs the real world representation, but it's silly given the show has a ton of women in powerful character slots all around.
That too, considering half of Soma's friends are girls, the school seems pretty 50/50 in terms of boys and girls, & we've had Megumi grow as a character in that the series recognized she was relying on Soma.
I'm not sure where you're going with this. The restaurant business is extremely male dominated.
Is this... explicitly banned? It seems students can bring in extremely exotic outside ingredients that aren't equally available to everyone.
The show doesn't give this impression that all, though. It's almost a 50/50 balance in both students and graduates.
Didn't know that. I just remember most of the time, it would be my mom making the meals (be it at home or for events) along with my friends' moms, unless it was something on the grill. Plus the crappy sexist attitude of "women belong in the kitchen" from decades ago.
It's like you weren't paying attention when Colete from Ratatouille said that haute cuisine is an antiquated hierarchy built upon rules written by stupid, old, men. Rules designed to make it impossible for women to enter that world.