Kestliku arengu sidumine toitumisharjumustega käib paljudele närvidele ning tigedaid arvamusi-torkeid võib kohata hulgaliselt. Sestap on ilmselt inimesi, kes hoiduvad oma vaadete-harjumuste avaldamisest, sest ei soovi tähelepanu olukordades, kus keegi ikka võib küsida, et “kas sa ei söö liha, vä?”, “oled kah veganiks akand, vä?”. Tõsi, on ka neid, kes oma keskkonnahoidlikke vaateid püüavad teistele peale suruda või siis võib selline mulje jääda.
Siinviidatu on aga üks kasulik tekst nii tervislikkuse, kestliku arengu kui (maskuliinsuse) kultuuri-huvilistele. Lisaks võib paljusid lugemise juurde meelitada teadmine, et tekst on vabalevis ja autoritega (Kadri Aavik ja Marta Velgan) on sotsiaalse elu loterii meid ühte keeleruumi mänginud. 🙂

Eesmärk:

This article focuses on food practices from the perspectives of gender and health. We explore the experiences of vegan men with food and eating in relation to health and well-being. Our broader aim is to bring new insights into links between masculinities, food consumption, and health.

Kes jätab jälgi …

Men have historically been the key drivers of climate change (see Hultman and Pulé, 2018), as their overall ecological footprint is larger than that of women (Räty and Calrsson-Kanyama, 2010). This includes their carbon footprint from food, as men’s consumption of meat is higher than that of women, globally (e.g., Wang et al., 2010). At the same time, men are experiencing worse health outcomes and lower life expectancy compared to women (World Health Organization, 2018).

Kultuur, tavad ja kombed on tähtsad.

Growing evidence suggests that social and cultural factors, notably gender norms, and constructions of masculinity, significantly shape men’s health outcomes (Gough and Robertson, 2010; World Health Organization, 2018).

Veganism.

Veganism is a practice of refraining from consuming nonhuman animals, typically done for ethical, environmental, and/or health reasons. Despite still-dominant cultural stereotypes and—particularly in some countries—hostile attitudes of medical professionals toward veganism and vegans (Aavik, 2019), veganism has been recognized by the world’s leading nutrition organizations as an appropriate diet for human beings. […] going vegan involves changing habits related to food consumption, in terms of nutrition and eating patterns, even if these changes are not consciously pursued by vegans for health or other reasons.

Siin võiks olla lugemishuviks põhjust (soorollide ja ) stereotüüpide üleselt

While most men in this study did not become vegan for health reasons, nevertheless going vegan was identified as a profound and positive change in the men’s lives and seen as improving their physical and mental health.

Aavik, K., & Velgan, M. (2021). Vegan Men’s Food and Health Practices: A Recipe for a More Health-Conscious Masculinity?. American Journal of Men’s Health, 15(5), 15579883211044323.