An Ethiopian colleague just got back from his first trip to the US. He was sponsored by a civic organization for a study tour of US healthcare facilities, principally in the San Diego (CA) area. As part of his learning about the US he stayed with families rather than in a hotel. He was giving a presentation about his experiences for our staff. When asked the biggest surprise about how people lived in the US he immediately smiled and said "at home people do not have servants and have to do everything themselves. And there are no his and hers jobs. Men may cook food and clean up the house. Women work and sometimes make more money than the man. So when I got back I tried this progressive approach in my own home. But when I went to the kitchen to see about things my wife scolded me and chased me out."
Another Ethiopian colleague, talking about the man she'd like to marry some day, told a group of friends that she'd like to find a man who is a good cook. By her account they all laughed long and hard, and then said "then you're going to marry a Ferenge!"