Gender roles in jordan have been a very common topic that has been discussed in class recently. As we have talked about in class women are treated very differently in jordan than in the United States. I think that this picture does represent the roles of women in jordanian culture for a few reasons. I don’t know the full context of the picture so I don’t know what exactly is going on in it. They could be cooking for a restaurant Or they could be cooking for a special cultural event. It looks like they are cooking some sort of pastry like food that is probably stuffed with something. It could possibly be Haliva which is a traditional Circassian food that is usually stuffed with potatoes or cheese.
One reason why I think this photo may show some gender roles in Jordanian and more specifically Circassian culture is that it appears that there are only women working in this kitchen. I do not know if this is normal for jordanian restaurants or not. In my experiences working in kitchens in the united states there were usually more men than women working in them. One question I have is is this a kitchen for a traditional circassian restaurant or are they cooking for a religious or cultural event?
Another thing I noticed about this image is that they are all wearing hijabs or a similar type of head covering. This makes me think that they could be doing some kind of traditional dinner. All of the women in the foreground of the picture seem to be older with one younger looking woman in the background. Maybe they could be training her to cook their traditional dish.
I think that this picture could represent gender roles in Jordan. I do not know what the context of this picture was , but I can assume that the woman are cooking some sort of traditional circassian dish.