Category Archives: Viewing the Menu

Preparing for the Meal

For many of us, we have daily routines that we have been doing for our entire lives.  One of those routines is eating.  Since the time we were born, we have been eating every day, whether that is at home or at restaurants and bars.  To many of us, it is something we simply do and we don’t ever think about it twice.  However, what if we were to take a step back and examine what we do in regards to food?  When we take the time to do this, we start to see a whole new world in regards to whatever we were thinking about.  For me, taking the time to think about things has opened my eyes about our society and its relationship to food.

As mentioned in my first post, I will be exploring how our societal uses and views food in terms of gender and sexuality.  In order to understand how our society does this, I will be taking a look at many things within this topic.  First and foremost, I will be explaining what I mean by gender and sexuality in order to give an over encompassing context for this blog.

Once we fully understand gender and sexuality, we can then begin to look at the relationship our society has with food.  One of the first things that will be examined within our society is the media.  Taking a look at print and video advertisements along with television shows are important because they are so abundant and all around us.  Also, another reason why the media will be studied is because it’s one of the easiest and most visible ways to see the relationship between gender, sexuality, and food which is a direct reflection of our society and culture.

After taking a look at the media, we can then begin to look at how people’s decisions and choices on food are affected.  For some people, their decisions and choices on food aren’t heavily affected, but for others it is.

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