The Gender Food Gap

By admin | November 4, 2011

Photo: Malingering

Photo: Malingering

By: Michele Wolfson

It’s been said that “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus” and if you’re a gal who has heard your man’s impatient foot tapping at the bottom of the stairs while you’re trying to get ready to go out for the evening- you might feel that this observation holds water. It’s gotten to a point where I am toying with the idea of forcing my boyfriend to walk around in high heels just for five minutes so he can have a small glimpse of what it’s like to be a woman. Since the thought of an iron meeting one of his shirts is outlandish, I’m guessing that he wouldn’t last 5 seconds.

Do these kinds of differences between men and women make it acceptable for food advertisers to target genders? We’ve heard the phrase “real men don’t eat quiche” and women are usually targeted with diet foods like Lean Cuisine or Weight Watchers, but could it be possible that these gender specific food ads are hindering the health of both sexes? Read More


Study Links Junk Food to Infertility in Men

By admin | October 26, 2011

Photo: Maurice Svay

Photo: Maurice Svay

By: Michele Wolfson

If teenage and college men want to become fathers some day, perhaps they should skip the soda and hold the fries. A Harvard study has discovered that consuming pizza, chips, and fried foods could cause men to become infertile. The common trend of binging on junk foods in your dorm room has many negative effects, some that are irreversible. Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Murcia state that nutrition can have a direct impact on the male reproductive system. Read More


Dudes In The Kitchen

By mahir | February 8, 2011

More men are taking to the kitchen, argues Dana Schuster in her article “Dudes do food.” With the rise of the Food Network and reality cooking shows, men are increasingly interested in showing off their kitchen prowess. Read More


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