June 06, 2017

How feminism has fuelled obesity crisis

Claire LehmannAustralian Contributor
 

British food policy adviser Rosie Boycott has recently claimed that feminism has fuelled the obesity crisis, and she’s not talking about the “fat acceptance” movement, she’s talking about the decline of home cooking.

The claim is, women’s widespread entry into the workplace has meant families no longer consistently eat home made food, and there’s now a “lost generation” of people who rely on fast food and processed dinners.

Watch as I lay out the research backing this up.

While I’m certainly not arguing women should all stop working and get back into the kitchen, I do think the research showing women are becoming less happy or that less time spent with children contributes to obesity, is really interesting.

Talking about it and exploring these issues with an open mind is a healthy thing to do.

But you can bet good money that these issues won’t be covered by mainstream media because they run against the feminist orthodoxy.

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commented 2017-06-07 06:11:06 -0400
I MADE A MISTAKE THE SONG IS WORKING JOE

I used to love these lazy winter afternoons;
Starting out too late giving up too soon;
Coming home to coffee and a trashy book;
Never paying any mind if things were never done on

Time was when a fella could just let time slip away;
No worries car or telephone just rent and food to pay;
And every night with single buddies boozing at the bar
Living for the minute, taking every hour in it!

But now there’s just too much to do in any given day;
The car phone the kiddies shoes too many bills to pay;
Running from the crack of dawn ’til Knowlton reads the news
And falling into bed too wiped to even kiss the wife good night
Oh, oh, oh…just another working Joe

The baby’s in the Swingomatic, singing Rock and Roll;
My Sweetie’s in the kitchen, whipping up my favourite casserole
I knocked off work at ten o’clock, the kids are still at school
The coffee pot is perking…to hell with bloody working

Oh, it sure is sweet to sit at home and let time slip away
Through tomorrow I’ll be scratching through another working day;
But when I start to come apart from all the things to do
I know that I’ll be taking soon another lazy winter afternoon
Oh, oh, oh…just another working Joe!
commented 2017-06-07 06:04:41 -0400
You can see how far the family has fallen. all you have to do is go to super market you’ll see rows and rows of pre made foods. The next time you go shopping rows of frozen pizzas rows of pre cooked meat rows of pop and chips they even have self check out. Service at the grocery store has gone the way of the dodo bird. When I was a teenager I started working at a grocery store as a box boy we had our own butcher we had a lad help the people out to their cars and we offered home delivery for a small charge and we didn’t have to pay 5 cents for a plastic bag. Mothers and Fathers are no more busy than we were we had to get up at 5 prepare breakfast and lunches for the kids get to work and work all day get home prepare a meal help with home work put the kids to bed. if you want to know a perfect song go to you tube and listen to a song by Stan Rogers " JUST ANOTHER WORKING DAY "
commented 2017-06-07 03:57:52 -0400
I thought the modern feminists claim that beauty is a socially constructed myth, and that fat is beautiful.
commented 2017-06-06 22:35:48 -0400
Unfulfilled people eat as a compensation
commented 2017-06-06 22:25:54 -0400
The feminists ABSOLUTELY deserve a share of the blame for the disgusting “people of Walmart” I see every day – the majority of whom are women. They are the ones telling females it is beneath them to know how to cook (hence the processed, packaged crap discussed), and that I, as a red-blooded male, am defective for not being attracted to a 200 pound land-whale.

These days, most of the best home cooks I know (including myself) are male. We do it for the health and the enjoyment of it. Most 18-40 year old females couldn’t boil water without burning it.

Oh, and blame the globalist “you need two incomes to survive” new society, which means no one has TIME to cook – since they are all working overtime to stave off replacement by low-IQ third worlders and by job outsourcing.

All part of the plan to create a generation of helpless, dependent sheep…
commented 2017-06-06 22:23:16 -0400
THANK YOU JAN & TAMMIE I LIVE ALONE AND I HAVE A GIRL FRIEND WHO IS UNDER THE WEATHER SO I TAKE HER THE SAME DINNER AS HAD. I LOVE TO COOK AND I HAVE A DINNER PARTY ONCE A MONTH WHERE I TRY OUT MY COOKING SKILLS … WE REBELS STICK TOGETHER check out digging the coast 365 start with day 1 Dan has completed 223 days of his quest to raise 50,000 pounds for RAYS OF SUNSHINE so far Dan has raised 42,589 pounds and he has just another 142 days to go he’s quit funny CHECK HIM OUT
commented 2017-06-06 22:05:42 -0400
Sorry Fraser….I didn’t see “me” in your comment. So, kudos to you. Wish you were my next door neighbour!

Glenn Craig….brilliant comment……
commented 2017-06-06 21:58:44 -0400
But Tammie….did Fraser cook dinner, or did his wife??!!
I agree completely with Claire’s story. Girls and boys should be taught cooking skills which are simply survival skills, especially with so many single people.
Men are now making cooking popular as television and celebrity chefs. They are taking ownership of this skill.
commented 2017-06-06 21:29:49 -0400
Fraser McBurney, your dinner sounds delicious!
I made my own as well, fast food is okay once in a while, but, I prefer making dinner.
commented 2017-06-06 20:02:08 -0400
I’M HAVING A NICE PORK CHOP WITH BEEF RICE WITH HOME MADE APPLE SAUSE AND FRESH GREEN BEANS IT TOOK ME 20 MINUTES TO PREPARE YHE DINNER AND FOR A DESERT I’M HAVING A HOME MADE STRAWBERRY SHORT CAKE WITH REAL WHIPPED CREAM ………WHAT ARE YOU HAVING.
commented 2017-06-06 17:37:09 -0400
There is so much pleasure after exercising, a lot more than eating. Just walking every day extends your life and improves your health. Unfortunately, people don’t know or have never tried.
commented 2017-06-06 17:28:16 -0400
I believe it was G.K. Chesterton who said, “Meaninglessness does not come from growing weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from growing weary of pleasure”. No one ever found long term fulfillment from purely self-serving pursuits. Just look at King Solomon. Read Ecclesiastes if you want to discover the meaninglessness of selfish pursuits. On the other hand, I had plenty of home cooked meals, and I’m fatter than a pregnant hippopotamus. But I take full responsibility for that.
commented 2017-06-06 17:05:17 -0400
Trump got more fat women out walking and getting exercise in one day than Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneris did in eight years……:-)
commented 2017-06-06 16:57:05 -0400
Those poor boys in that picture are going to be fighting with obesity all their lives. That is assuming they do not have a heart attack early in life. … What a horrible thing to saddle a young person with.
commented 2017-06-06 16:19:52 -0400
Excellent report Claire!
The points raised are quite valid. Msm will likely ignore the research, and, calls for further study as it raises an inconvenient truth.
commented 2017-06-06 16:18:25 -0400
Not only women are unhappy, men too, in fact most of the Western societies. Exaggerated consumerism will never replace the culture and values that were the foundation of our families and societies.