Classic Episode: The Vegetarian Gender


Why are women likelier to be vegetarian and vegan? Cristen and Caroline cook up a podcast feast of facts about the history of vegetarianism and what gender has to do with foregoing meat.

Episode sources:

"Dating While Feminist: The Veggie-Feminism Correlation" by Alexandra Tweten. Ms. June 14, 2010. http://msmagazine.com/blog/2010/06/14/dating-while-feminist-the-veggie-feminism-correlation/

"From Pythagorean to Pescatarian -- The Evolution of Vegetarianism" by Tori Avey. The History Kitchen. PBS Food. Jan. 28, 2014. http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/evolution-vegetarianism/

"In U.S., 5% Consider Themselves Vegetarian" by Frank Newport. Gallup. July 26, 2012. http://www.gallup.com/poll/156215/consider-themselves-vegetarians.aspx

"Look Around, America: Vegetarianism Isn't Going Anywhere" by Steve Holt. Take Part. Oct. 12, 2012. http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/10/12/its-vegetarian-awareness-month-here-takeparts-status-report-all-things-meatless

"Men eat meat, women eat chocolate: How food gets gendered" by Riddhi Shah. Salon. July 01, 2010. http://www.salon.com/2010/07/02/food_gendering/

"Pythagoras' Other Theorem: A Short History of Vegetarianism" by Sari Kamin. Heritage Radio Network. Huffington Post. April 29, 2013. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heritage-radio-network/history-of-vegetarianism_b_3164074.html

"Why real men eat meat: It makes them feel manly" by Maggie Fox. lNBC News. Nov. 21, 2012. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/49920136/ns/health/t/why-real-men-eat-meat-it-makes-them-feel-manly/

"The Bloodless Revolution: A Review" by Edward Rothstein. The New York Times. Feb. 25, 2007. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/25/books/review/Rothstein.t.html?_r=0&pagewanted=print

"The Sexual Politics of Meat" by Carol J. Adams. A&C Black. May 2010. http://books.google.com/books?id=_uK-RFEqfu0C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Women and meat linked in advertising" by Adrienne Rose Johnson. The Clayman Institute for Gender Research. June 25, 2013. http://gender.stanford.edu/news/2013/women-and-meat-linked-advertising

Academic insights:

"Antivivisection and Woman Suffrage." British Medical Journal. 1909. http://www.bmj.com/content/1/2521/1040.

"Gender differences in family and peer reaction to the adoption of a vegetarian diet" by Ben Merriman. Feminism & Psychology. August 2010. http://fap.sagepub.com/content/20/3/420.abstract

"Real Men Don't Eat (Vegetable) Quiche: Masculinity and the Justification of Meat Consumption" by Hank Rothgerber. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. November 2012. https://foodethics.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/p_foodethik/Rothgerber__Hank_2012._Real_Men_Dont_Eat_-Vegetable-__Quiche._Masculinity_and_the_Justification_of_Meat_Consumption.pdf

"The awakened instinct: vegetarianism and the women's suffrage movement in Britain" by Leah Leneman. Women's History Review. 1997. https://ethik.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/inst_ethik_wiss_dialog/Leneman__L._1997_Woman_and_Veg_in_Britain_44641_751307460_751274258.pdf

"The Inter-Relationships between Vegetarianism and Eating Disorders Among Females" by Anna M. Bardone-Cone et al. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. August 2012. http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672%2812%2900627-2/abstract

Topics in this Podcast: meat, vegetables, Food, diet