Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Why Judging People for Buying Unhealthy Food Is Classist — Everyday Feminism

Judging the poor is a classist act, (and often times sexist) and here's why. One quote from the article:

Why Judging People for Buying Unhealthy Food Is Classist — Everyday Feminism: Brooke McLay wrote about taking a homeless woman shopping and the food choices she made. The woman, Tori*, a mom of two young girls, explained “I’m in Crisis Housing, so no lock or key for our stuff. Everything we own is in the wagon; it has to go everywhere with us or it gets stolen.” (Everyday Feminism)
Other factors the article points out: difficulty in getting to the store in the first place (walking, buses, etc.)



Easy for us to judge, shake our heads and sigh, and be holier than thou. I admit, I've been that way myself at times. But let's calm down and knock it off and try to understand.

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  1. ...And support initiatives making good food more available...

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