So, what can be said in terms of sex, gender, and food?
As we have seen throughout this bog, everything can be examined with multiple lenses and it can be fun and sometimes really shocking.
By looking at gender in this blog, we can see that gender is all around us and there is no escaping it. Gender is a social construct and is location specific, which means that how we view gender in our country is completely different to how we view gender in other countries. When I said that there is no escaping gender, there really is no escape. Gender is appears everywhere and we perform it every day as well. Gender shows up in our food, commercials, ads, toys, clothes, etc.
So what can be said about sex and food?
Well, we now know that food is more than just the scrumptious stuff we eat off of our plates. Food has many faces to it and has much more meaning to it than we have ever imagined. We have also learned about the various relationships food has with people and our culture. How the tiniest thing in food advertisements can mean so much.
And in terms of sex, we have learned that sex is also very complicated and there are many things that affect it. Sex is no longer that simple pleasure that we enjoy.
However, to examine all of these together, the most important thing to note is that all of these are shaped by culture. Culture is what shapes everything and become part of our society. What we deem is acceptable food choices, or what is acceptable ways to present products through commercials is all based off of our culture. This is why the world is so interesting. Wherever you go, you will inevitably run into a different culture that will challenge you to think in other ways and to try new things.