THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Sustainability: Part of the New Women’s Movement
Keywords:Sustainability, Gender, Women's Movement
At recent local food conference in Toronto, Canada, I opened my presentation by commenting on the impressively large numbers of women, young people, and racial and ethnic minorities in the audience. I suggested that the stereotypical old, white men were not going to give up control of the food system without a fight, so we need to be prepared to take it away from them. When I sat down, a female fellow panel member remarked to me that the women’s movement is very complementary to the sustainable food movement. I replied, almost without thinking, “The sustainable food movement is a women’s movement.” I perhaps should have called it a women-led movement, for the sake of accuracy....
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