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Man Can Cook: Michael Pollan, The Food Movement and Feminism 101

TweetThe interwebs have been abuzz with the news of Michael Pollan’s latest book release. Cooked is Pollan’s homage to home cooking, an attempt to urge us all back into the kitchen, to reclaim from corporations “one of the greatest satisfactions in life.” Pollan argues that home cooking is both a personal pleasure and a moral imperative [...]
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Kids are Eating Fewer Calories — and developing eating disorders?

TweetOn February 21, 2013 the New York Times published an article about how American children are eating fewer calories than a decade ago. America has an obesity epidemic, so this is a good thing, right? Sure, maybe. First, though, before we get into any discussion, I’d like to point out that the New York Times [...]
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Home Cookin’: Connecting Women’s Liberation & the Food Movement

Tweet A SYTYCB Entry Oh the days when our mothers would spend half a day in the kitchen, prepping, dicing, frying, baking, boiling, broiling, freezing, canning, scrubbing and cleaning so that we had home cooked meals! Every day! That was the time before TV meals, before cheesy puffs, before the era of convenience foods that [...]
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Women aren’t food

Tweet Alison Bechdel notices a pin-up calendar of a naked woman kneeling provocatively—in her book, Fun Home, Bechdel’s childhood autobiographical graphic novel—and suddenly her 10-ish child self alters. She asks her brother to call her Albert instead of Alison (she looks like a boy) while at the shop because—I believe—she feels exposed and objectified in [...]
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Cultivating Dreams helps build community around food inside of a women’s prison

TweetI volunteer for a group called Cultivating Dreams. We’re a student-run, nonprofit group that goes to the California Institution for Women, a women’s prison in Corona, CA, to help run an organic garden. Twice a week, we garden alongside the women inside of the prison, harvest the food, and transport it to the prison kitchen. [...]
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