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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

Fussy Eating as Branding

Fussy eating patterns are part of the “quirkiness sells” attempts at personal branding. Arriving at the workplace with paleo diet boxes, smoothie cleanses, and protein shake / chia seed potions is an attempt to stand out. Please notice that the quirkiness that is in demand these days always points to exceptional sensitivity and often to some sort of woundedness. 

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7 thoughts on “Fussy Eating as Branding

  1. How can autistics exploit their alleged “quirkiness” to their advantage?

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  2. “Arriving at the workplace with paleo diet boxes, smoothie cleanses, and protein shake / chia seed potions is an attempt to stand out.”

    I have no problem with those meals per se, but PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT!

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  3. “Fussy eating patterns”

    I tend to agree with Jordan Peterson that a lot of it is religious ritual by people trying to rediscover religion (but get stuck at the mechanical stage).

    In terms of people with real allergies, what I’ve noticed is that they to not make a big deal out of it and dealing with it on their own as much as possible.

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  4. DWeird on said:

    Hm. Sometimes capital ‘F’s blend into a ‘P’ for me.

    If you want to excel…

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