Michael Pollan: Cooking up a Sour Batch of Sexism

My book club is comprised of liberal, middle and upper-middle class, professional, Jewish women. In July, we read Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food. Given that we are his target audience (people - some of whom are moms - who care about the environment and health, who have some means to be able to shop in ways that support sustainability), it seemed like we'd love the book. We hated it. As my friend Molly said, "He doesn't recognize that by romanticizing how food was prepared in the past, he ensures that women cannot have jobs outside of the home, whether they want them or not." We all agreed that his fixation on "mother knows best" when it comes to cooking was a positive, yet sexist stereotype. ...more

I don't think he was trying to be a sexist...just that he (like me) is frustrated with the ... more

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Mommy blog

I just put in my blog address to be including in the listing under the Mommy and Family blogs.  I love blogging about my boys and finding new blogger friends, so I'm excited about blogher.  Not sure if I'm allowed to post the link to my blog in this forum so I'll just wait until it's listed! 

I set the kitchen on fire. My in-laws kitchen.

I set the kitchen on fire. My in-laws kitchen. ...more
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Enter the Snapfish Father's Day Sweepstakes and Win 1 of 10 $50 Gift Cards Weekly!

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Jon & Kate Plus 8: What I (Really Don't, Probably) Want to Know About Your Family

Before last night, I had watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 once, and vowed to never watch it again. And except for following the most basic of information in Tweet exchanges with my friend Jodi, I did not.  Until last night. Right. ...more

Well said, all of it.  I also used to watch the show and now refuse.  The show just needs to ... more

Mommy blog

I just put in my blog address to be including in the listing under the Mommy and Family blogs.  I love blogging about my boys and finding new blogger friends, so I'm excited about blogher.  Not sure if I'm allowed to post the link to my blog in this forum so I'll just wait until it's listed! 
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