http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/04/05/598085764/what-do-hamburgers-have-to-do-with-gender

What Do Hamburgers Have To Do With Gender?

Barbara J. King takes a look at a new book exploring burgers and gender.

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Consider this list of names for hamburgers that are now, or have been, on the market: Thickburger, Whopper, Big Mac, Big Boy, Chubby Boy, Beefy Boy, Super Boy.

Notice a pattern there?

Writer Carol J. Adams does. This list comes from her book Burger, published last month. As the hamburger business gradually grew over time, Adams explains, so did the size of the hamburger — and the gender associations.

Burger is a small book with a big punch. It’s the latest in the Object Lessons seriesfrom Bloomsbury Publishing “about the hidden lives of ordinary things.” The series also includes such titles as Remote Control and Jet Lag.

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