Being well-trained, he kindly provided a definition along with his specialty jargon.
Orenstein defines femivores as women who have renounced the consumer culture and have made the home a self-sustaining center of labor and livelihood. These women typically grew their own vegetables, kept chickens, canned their fruit and stuffed sausages. A majority home-schooled their kids and derived their income by working on-line (Lisiecki).Ah, yes, that is me. But who is Orenstein?
Peggy Orenstein is the author of (among other things) a March 14, 2010 article in the New York Times, The Femivore's Dilemma, giving attention-- and a new name -- to those of us that in a previous generation would have been called home-makers. Ree Drummond over at Pioneer Woman is a classic example of a femivore, complete with the Black Heels to Tractor Wheels story line.
It's a great article; you should read it. It's also a great life-style; you should try it.
My prediction? All the County Extension courses are going to have record enrollments this year. If I weren't so busy growing my own vegetables, keeping chickens, canning fruit, home-schooling my kids, and earning my living on-line, I'd apply to the County Extension office for a teaching position. I actually know where my Master Food Preserver badge is.