I have been reading lots of feminist stuff lately such as “The Mommy Myth” and “The Beauty Myth”… I have also been reading lots of FA blogs like Shapely Prose…
Just today Sweet Machine at Shapely Prose wrote a post about eating, food and being feminine…I suggest everyone read it.
The connection between hunger and desire, especially, can be subterranean: the ideal of thinness, of course, depends on you having the goal of a certain kind of fuckability — but even eating itself is depicted as an act of sensual abandon instead of a necessity for every living thing on earth. As such, men are commended for having hearty appetites — boys will be boys — and women are told to keep their mouths (and their knees) shut.
So, head over and take a look.