Fetishizing Food and Sex: Libs and Cons

February 22nd, 2011

A propos of B. R. Myers’ takedown of moralizing, self-satisfied, holier-than-thou foodies and food writing in The Atlantic:

It’s been said that liberals fetishize food the way conservatives fetishize sex.

But I realize there’s a difference: for conservatives, out-of-wedlock sex is bad. For libs, bad food is bad (especially — but not only — when it’s manufactured/store-bought).

One is about social sanction. The other is about aesthetics.

Do with that what you will.

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