Happy World Vegetarian Day!
Food & Gender / Veganism

Happy World Vegetarian Day!

Happy World Vegetarian Day, Everyone! The non-profit North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) declared October 1st World Vegetarian Day in 1977 as “an annual celebration to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” I like that! As if this day isn’t awesome enough, it also kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month. Here’s more info from … Continue reading

Body Image / Films / Food & Gender / Women and Gender

Scarlett Johansson Tired of Sexist Diet Questions

Originally published at Bitch Flicks and cross-posted at Women and Hollywood. Wow, who knew I could love Scarlett Johansson so much?? At The Avengers press conference in London, a reporter proceeded to ask Robert Downey Jr. an in-depth, thought-provoking question about his character (Tony Stark/Iron Man) and then asked Johansson about her diet. I shit … Continue reading

2012 CLPP Repro Justice Conference / Food & Gender / Veganism / Women and Gender

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: “Whose Food Justice? OUR Food Justice” Workshop

This post is part of the series of posts on CLPP’s 2012 Reproductive Justice Conference. Food justice is an integral aspect of social justice. Just as Katherine Cross in the Opening Plenary said, “A right is the recognition of your humanity.” Access to food – clean, fresh, organic, healthy, sustainable, and delicious – is a … Continue reading

Advertising / Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault / Food & Gender / Lifestyle / Veganism / Women and Gender

A Feminist Vegan & Domestic Violence Survivor on PETA’s Latest Ad Which Glorifies Domestic Violence

Cross-posted at Fem2pt0. Well, folks…PETA is at it again. No strangers to utilizing sexism and misogyny, they’ll do whatever it takes to garner attention for animal rights. With their latest ad campaign, they prove that nothing is too taboo to manipulate. Their latest offensive ad, “Boyfriend Went Vegan and Knocked the Bottom out of Me,” … Continue reading

How I Came to Embrace My Looks and Eventually Love My Body
Body Image / Food & Gender / Veganism / Women and Gender

How I Came to Embrace My Looks and Eventually Love My Body

During my childhood, my mother and grandmother constantly dieted. Both women continuously struggled to either lose or maintain their “ideal” weight. Having a thin build, I never thought much about my own weight. I biked around my neighborhood every day and ate lots of fruits and vegetables. I was happy with my body. But just … Continue reading

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No Such Thing As Bad Publicity? A Feminist Vegan’s Opinions on PETA’s Latest Porn Stunt

Earlier this week, I found out from Feministe that PETA will launch a porn site. Wait, don’t they do that already what with their marketing campaigns chock full of nude women and scantily clad celebs?? Nope, folks…this time they’re pushing past titillation and doing it for reals. The controversial animal rights group’s XXX site will … Continue reading