Is Michael Pollan Sexist?

May 6, 2013

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Wander the aisles of your favorite grocery store and you’re likely to see produce marked as locally grown, meat that is trumpeted as grass fed and hormone-free, and canning kits to help you preserve your own garden’s bounty. The explosion of these products has largely been credited to the femivore movement, which has many women returning to the kitchen.

While the writing of Michael Pollan and other locavore thinkers has inspired millions to join the slow-food bandwagon, writer Emily Matcher is focusing on the tension between this new wave of domesticity and the targeting of feminists for getting us hooked on fast food in the first place. Emily is author of the new book, Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity, and an article in Salon that excerpts from it titled “Is Michael Pollan a Sexist Pig?