I’m loving the conversation that The Femivore’s Dilemma has created, my husband and I have been discussing it for days. I think I found the original article so irritating because, from the outside, I fit her description to a “T”. Never mind that I’ve been working toward this way of life for the past 20 or more years, if the shoe fits, I’m clearly nothing more than a flaky fad follower, doomed to be little more than my husband’s house pet.
I don’t really agree with the suggestion that the article legitimizes the decision to follow this lifestyle, it seems more like an attempt to belittle it. But it’s hardly a new thing for society at large to feel disdain for farmers or anyone else who has aspirations beyond the latest iPhone App.
I read an article this morning that I think is the perfect contrast to the last one. The author takes the position that people are making the changes necessary to survive in the face of a shifting and less certain economic climate. What do you think?