For the record, I know as many men as women who are raising chickens and tending gardens (though my data are as anecdotal as Orenstein’s). Mostly I know couples who are making the choice to produce more of their own food. Yes, some educated high-achieving women disillusioned with work are quitting their jobs to create a homemade home. But I suspect a good number of men would appreciate the same choice. If more women than men are leaving careers to create more meaningful lives at home, it may reflect the greater freedom women have to do so.
Lisa Graham McMinn on Her.meneutics in response to The Femivore’s Dilemma in the NYT a few months ago.
While I don’t normally read “Christianity Today,” I found Ms. McMinn’s article to be insightful and poignant. The Femivore’s Dilemma is one of the first articles that bonded the three of us ShutUpFoodies writers.