Another interesting blog from my friend Mike, although I tend to favour the theory that rather than feminism causing obesity, it is people shovelling too much food down their throats that is the cause!
She said “there is now a lost generation of people who rely on fast food and processed dinners“.
Speaking at the Hay Festival of Literature she said encouraging women to go out to work rather than become housewives resulted in everyone giving up cooking.. “I said “don’t cook …. you’ll get ahead” We lost it. Schools gave up cooking. Everyone gave up cooking.”
“(The obesity crisis has ) certainly been fuelled by the fact that women work and that we have allowed this huge change to happen. Societies change, women start working, and the fast food and takeaways arrive“.
Cooking was seen as drudgery by feminists and has been blamed before for the spread of fast-food chains although it is…
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