An interesting persepctive. Is “buying local” hurting the feminist movement?
How does the laundry get washed and folded? How do books get read and dental appointments made? How on earth do these same women have time to plan balanced meals, let alone meals composed of organic, in-season ingredients… grown locally?
I wonder. I wonder if the slow-organic-local food movement is truly sustainable for and friendly to the larger community of women.
I’ve wondered if the “buy local” movement is hurting third world peoples. We’re the richest country in the world, so by buying papayas here in Colorado I always figured it was a help to third worlders as they work to step up to 2nd and 1st world. I hadn’t really thought that by pressuring folks to “buy local” you’re also pressuring women/mothers (and of course men/fathers) to “work harder”! Spend even more time picking out groceries!