Last week the New York Times Magazine featured an article by Peggy Orenstein. The topic? A new movement called femivorism.
What is femivorism? Well educated, stay at home housewives who take their role as providers of health and well being as a statement of womanhood through back yard agriculture. According to Orenstein: “Femivorism is grounded in the very principles of self-sufficiency, autonomy and personal fulfillment that drove women into the workforce in the first place.”
The first time I read the article I felt like “huh, so what I’ve been thinking and doing has a name”. It felt good. But then I read it a second time and now I’m not so sure how I feel.
Read it and let me know what you think.