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.

"From Pythagorean to Pescatarian -- The Evolution of Vegetarianism" by Tori Avey. The History Kitchen. PBS Food. Jan. 28, 2014.

"In U.S., 5% Consider Themselves Vegetarian" by Frank Newport. Gallup. July 26, 2012.

"Look Around, America: Vegetarianism Isn't Going Anywhere" by Steve Holt. Take Part. Oct. 12, 2012.

"Men eat meat, women eat chocolate: How food gets gendered" by Riddhi Shah. Salon. July 01, 2010.

"Pythagoras' Other Theorem: A Short History of Vegetarianism" by Sari Kamin. Heritage Radio Network. Huffington Post. April 29, 2013.

"Why real men eat meat: It makes them feel manly" by Maggie Fox. lNBC News. Nov. 21, 2012.

"The Bloodless Revolution: A Review" by Edward Rothstein. The New York Times. Feb. 25, 2007.

"The Sexual Politics of Meat" by Carol J. Adams. A&C Black. May 2010.

"Women and meat linked in advertising" by Adrienne Rose Johnson. The Clayman Institute for Gender Research. June 25, 2013.

Academic insights:

"Antivivisection and Woman Suffrage." British Medical Journal. 1909.

"Gender differences in family and peer reaction to the adoption of a vegetarian diet" by Ben Merriman. Feminism & Psychology. August 2010.

"Real Men Don't Eat (Vegetable) Quiche: Masculinity and the Justification of Meat Consumption" by Hank Rothgerber. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. November 2012.

"The awakened instinct: vegetarianism and the women's suffrage movement in Britain" by Leah Leneman. Women's History Review. 1997.

"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.

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