For those feminist philosophers with an interest in links between vegetarianism/veganism and feminism, this article in the Journal of Consumer Research might be of interest.
The authors conclude, “To the strong, traditional, macho, bicep-flexing, All-American male, red meat is a strong, traditional, macho, bicep-flexing, All-American food. Soy is not. To eat it, they would have to give up a food they saw as strong and powerful, like themselves, for a food they saw as weak and wimpy.”
“Is Meat Male? A Quantitative Multimethod Framework to Establish Metaphoric Relationships,” Paul Rozin, Julia M. Hormes, Myles S. Faith and Brian Wansink, Journal of Consumer Research
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/664970