Yumi Media Responds to an Article That Says Real Men Eat Meat Because It Makes Them Manly

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Following an article that says men eat meat because it is the manly thing to do, Yumi Media responds to the recent news.

On November 29, 2012, Yumi Media responds with comments to an NBC News article by Maggie Fox, that says real men eat meat because it makes them feel manly, and is the manly thing to do.

According to the NBC News article, research done by Hank Rothgerber of Bellarmine University, suggests that “eating meat is deeply intertwined with American perceptions of masculinity.” According to Rothgerber, “There is a group of manly men who swear off what they call chick food, and they seek a double whopper to declare their manhood.” The article mentions that men hold onto their meat-loving ways, despite knowing that meat consumption is bad for your body and the environment.

The article states that meat-eating contributes more global warming than auto emissions does, and that meat-eaters have a higher risk of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.

According to the article, Rothgerber’s studies showed that, “Men expressed more favorable attitudes toward eating meat, denied animal suffering, believed that animals were lower in a hierarchy than humans, provided religious and health justifications for consuming animals, and believed that it was human destiny to eat meat.”

Yumi Media urges men to come off their manly ego’s and try going meat free every once in a while. Yumi Media representative Takara Licausi stated, “Men need to look past the manly stereotypes of meat-eating and realize the health and environmental benefits of reducing their meat intake. If you can’t go without your tasty meat, try a meat alternative like Quorn.”

Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.


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