Walk through any hospital, and in all probability, the majority of physicians honored on wooden panels will be men. When we think of scientists or physicians, we do not picture in our minds a woman, but instead the stereotypical white male.
We need to stop blaming, hating and discriminating against obese people, but equally important, we need to use what we know to solve obesity and the obesity epidemic. That is the real solution to the evil of obesity bias.
Gabrielle Hamilton was asked to be on a panel at the Culinary Institute of America, titled "Where Are the Women?" It's the same panel hosted in virtually every industry where more than half of the top jobs are held by men.
Picking and choosing moral grounds in the contraception debate without considering gender is like trying to eat ice cream without having it be cold. It's impossible to parse the two without denial or discrimination.
How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.
My involvement in Smurfland is limited to checking in now and then to make sure, when my kids are in school, that the plants get watered and don't die. 'Til I heard the question, "Mom, can I buy Smurfette?"