In this context of naturalized associations of food and Christian morals “clean eating” emerges as a trend, a marketing gimmick directed mostly at women. It is unsurprising that there is no clear definition of what constitutes “clean eating” just like there has never been a clear definition of what constitutes a “good woman”. Both “clean eating” and being a “good woman” are then ever moving goal posts that change depending on who uses the definition and the political needs of the moment.

Clean Eating and Dirty Women — Medium

I wrote about the morality behind discourses around clean eating, “good women” and what we talk about when we talk about healthy bodies vs impure and dirty women who do not conform to these standards.

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