Weighing In and Seeking Balance

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Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day with roots in the civil, labor, immigrant rights, suffrage, and peace movements worldwide. Read more here.

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Do places make smaller sandwiches for women?

A while back we had legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton on the podcast. She told a story about driving around NYC and buying 104 pastrami sandwiches. She wanted to weigh them to see who gave you the biggest sandwich for your money.

A listener named Bill heard that conversation and called in with a provocative question: Do they make the sandwiches smaller for women?

This week on The Sporkful, we set off on a mission around New York with our friend Laura “L.V.” Anderson. We buy a bunch of sandwiches, weigh them, and crunch the numbers to see if the sandwiches made for her are smaller than the ones made for me.

Is sandwich sexism real? Listen to find out!

Listen and subscribe in iTunes or the Podcasts app, stream it through our site, or get the show wherever you get your podcasts.

Thank you, Mike Rhode, at ComicsDC, for the thought-provoking story alert.

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I will spend my day wearing red in solidarity, writing letters to my representatives voicing my concerns about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, allowing my son to do his own laundry and to make our meals, and spending money only at businesses owned by women.

Fellas, I love ya, but I don’t want my life decisions, particularly the more personal- such as my physical well-being, made by you.

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