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Two quick feminist links

Two links from Feminist Philosophers;

The Gender Stereotype Game is an awesome game.

Gendered Food. "Ever wondered why chocolate is for girls, and steak is for boys? (Ever wondered whether chocolate is for girls and steak is for boys?) "

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corwin77
Aug. 18th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Well in all fairness I like chocolate more than steak but my condition forces me to eat opposite my desires. More steak less chocolate.
the_nita
Aug. 18th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
bitter=boy?

Really?

All the reading I've said is more the "bitter=older" - that as children, we have a predisposition to stay away from bitter things on the bitter=poison and sweet=calories. As you get older, there is some trigger (I'd have to go back and do my research again to find out what) that stops craving sweet and avoiding bitter and you start enjoying bitter that isn't going to kill you.
curgoth
Aug. 18th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
*shrug* It's a "just-so" story; in one culture, the stereotype is boys like meat and beer, while girls like chocolate and cosmos. The flaw with a lot of the evo-psych arguments is that they start with the conclusion and work backwards to justify thier own biases. There's a similar yarn about why our evolution from a hunter-gatherer background explains pink for girls, blue for boys. Except, that's a recent, relatively modern trend, so the explanation is bunk.

That's why I get suspicious about any explanation that starts with "well, our ancestors on the savannah..." (see relevant recent XKCD here.)
the_nita
Aug. 18th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
All I have is my sample set of one, for all the scientific validity therein, but so far the "bitter=bad" thing has been consistent, even prior to him being old enough to be influenced by external thinking.
50_ft_queenie
Aug. 18th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
I like steak AND chocolate. Rare steak and dark chocolate, washed down with bourbon.
neeuqdrazil
Aug. 18th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned recently how much I adore you?

(Also, you were adorable in the photos that M. took in Vegas!)
50_ft_queenie
Aug. 18th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
*grin*

Speaking of steak and chocolate and bourbon, let's set a date for you and Matt to come over for a BBQ.
neeuqdrazil
Aug. 18th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan. I'll email!
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