The way that we eat is fundamentally tied to the way that we think about gender. Long-held stereotypes about food—from the notion that the kitchen is the domain of women, to the idea that eating red meat is manly—impact the food choices that people make and determine the way that families and organizations divide food-related labor. These assumptions about food and gender also shape the social interactions we engage in at dining tables, in markets, in kitchens, at restaurants, on farms, in factories, and anywhere that food is produced or consumed.
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is proud to be bringing a group of scholars to UCLA who will bring critical perspectives to the relationship between food and gender. All events are free and open to the public.