Make me a sandwich

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Make me a sandwich is a catchphrase used in popular culture, often on the internet, to mock or discredit women. It is a stereotype based on women belonging in the kitchen.[1][2]

For example, during Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign for the Democratic nomination for United States President, it was noted in the news that a Facebook group had been created titled "Hillary Clinton: Stop Running for President and Make Me a Sandwich."[3][4]

The phrase, as used in an intended humorous context, dates to at least 1995.[5]


  1. ^ (19 April 2010). Make Me a Sandwich? Not on My Watch,
  2. ^ Elsworth, Catherine (25 July 2008). Katie Couric is right to criticise sexist US, The Telegraph
  3. ^ Shipman, Claire (30 May 2008). Hey Hill: Love Your Hair, Now Iron My Shirt, ABC News
  4. ^ Fortini, Amanda (13 April 2008). The Feminist Reawakening, New York Magazine
  5. ^ Johnson, Allan (10 September 1995). No Gender Is Off Limits for Schmidt, Chicago Tribune