Sunday, March 14

Femivore

Photo credit: Katherine Wolkoff/Art + Commerce
I was reading this article titled "The Femivore's Dilemma" by Peggy Orenstein from the Sunday New York Times, Agreeing out loud and looking quite the fool talking to myself about this new word and its meaning. Here is a snippit and post your own thoughts in the comments section.

"Femivorism is grounded in the very principles of self-sufficiency, autonomy and personal fulfillment that drove women into the work force in the first place. Given how conscious (not to say obsessive) everyone has become about the source of their food — who these days can’t wax poetic about compost? — it also confers instant legitimacy. Rather than embodying the limits of one movement, femivores expand those of another: feeding their families clean, flavorful food; reducing their carbon footprints; producing sustainably instead of consuming rampantly. What could be more vital, more gratifying, more morally defensible?"

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