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What Do Hamburgers Have To Do With Gender?

Meat and veggie burgers evolved together in the 20th century, but when it comes to associations with gender, their histories diverge. Anthropologist
Source: Piotr Marcinski

Barbara J. King is an anthropology professor emerita at the College of William and Mary. She often writes about the cognition, emotion and welfare of animals and about biological anthropology, human evolution and gender issues. Barbara's new book is Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat. You can keep up with her on Twitter @bjkingape.


Consider this list of names for hamburgers that are now, or have been, on the market: Thick Burger; Whopper; Big Mac; Big

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