89 Wash. U. L. Rev. 287 (2011-2012)
Of Meat and Manhood

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[P]ity the male vegetarian who needs real courage and fortitude, as
he is battered from all sides by the incomprehension and ridicule of
the world around him.
-Barbara Ellen'
You are what you eat. So make it a Hungry-Man. With a full pound
of meat and potatoes, you can eat like a man and be full like a man.
-Hungry-Man Frozen Dinner Advertisement2
You don't even eat steak dude. At what point in time did you realize
you were gay?
-Complaint, Pacifico v. Calyon in the Americas
* Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. For
helpful comments and suggestions at various stages of this Article's progress, I am grateful to Kelli
Alces, Miriam Baer, Carlos Ball, Aaron Bruhl, Jack Chin, Adam Chodorow, Rhiannon Cornelius,
Linda Demaine, Mike Dorff, Dave Fagundes, Mary Anne Franks, David Gartner, Andy Hessick,
Carissa Hessick, RonNell Andersen Jones, Liz Kukura, Mike Lauro, Justin Marceau, Dan Markel,
Steven Pinker, Corie Rosen, Cliff Rofksy, Betsy Rosenblatt, Mary Sigler, Judy Stinson, Doug
Sylvester, and Chris Whytock. I am especially indebted to Carissa Hessick for her suggestions and
encouragement at the early stages of this project, without which I never would have pursued this topic,
and to Craig B. Haircuth for his invaluable research assistance. I am also grateful for the comments
and suggestions I received when I presented earlier drafts of this Article at the Southern California
Junior Faculty Workshop, the Rocky Mountain Junior Faculty Workshop at University of Utah,
Prawfsfest Junior Faculty Workshop, and Arizona State's general faculty workshop and junior faculty
workshop. Any and all mistakes are, of course, my own.
1. Barbara Ellen, It Takes a Real Man to Say He Enjoys Tofu, THE OBSERVER (England), July
27, 2008, at 11.
2. HUNGRY MAN TV COMMERCIAL, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaPcBwmCtiM (last
visited Nov. 30, 2011).
3. Complaint at 5, Pacifico v. Calyon in the Americas, No. 100992-2009 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Jan. 26,


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