Men's Health Magazine Redeemed. HM says tofu is good for you.

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Redeemed in my eyes anyway.

Years ago Men's Health ran an article associating Soy with Man Boobs. In my eyes, this article was the epitome of bad reporting. It represented an almost total lack of fact-checking, showed a strong similarity to sensationalism (yellow journalism), and even, IMHO, an evil intent (did their corporate sponsors put them up to this?)

A few months ago they almost retracted the article. Well, they at least admitted they were wrong in another article on Soy (I wrote about that one too).

But this article goes well past an apology to soy. Men's Health, you are forgiven.


BTW, this article is well worth a look-see. It not only talks about risks and benefits (way at the end, btw), but the main focus of the article seems to be about Hodo, a tofu making company, and a lot of background including history, politics, products, and where tofu might be going. Tofu lover or not put this on your reading list.
 

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Because of that original article you referred to 'Soyboy' has now become a pejorative term to indicate that a man is supposedly 'effeminate'. The thing to do is reclaim the word to change its meaning away from that.
 

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Great article. I’ve never heard of Yuba, but definitely want to try to find some. I checked out the Hodo website to see where it’s available, but doesn’t look like they carry it anywhere near where I live. Will have to look for it when I’m closer to urban areas!
 
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i live just across the bay from their factory but never noticed their products. But now I'm interested, too. You inspired me to check out their website and they are at two of the supermarkets that I occasionally go to (not my regular ones). Definitely, want to check out the Yuba sheets. But all the products look interesting and worth trying.

Their extra firm tofu is what other companies call Super Firm. and that is all I buy anymore. It's more expensive per pound but about the same price when you compare the grams of protein per cents. I know pressing isn't a big deal but I like that you don't have to press it. Plus you are not paying for water weight.

According to the website they also make soy milk. I hope that the local supermarket carries it.

Because of that original article you referred to 'Soyboy' has now become a pejorative term to indicate that a man is supposedly 'effeminate'. The thing to do is reclaim the word to change its meaning away from that.
I never made the connection between soy boy and man boobs. but it makes sense. Not sure you can lay the entire blame at MH's feet but it makes sense that the article could have been a contributing factor. I suppose some soy companies could try to coopt the word. Maybe with every package, there could be a bumper sticker.

How about "Vegan Girls Love Their Soy Boys"
or maybe even "I ❤Soy Boys"
or "I'm a proud Soy Boy" (with a rainbow flag for gay pride?)
 
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How about "I'm a proud Soy Boy" (with a rainbow flag for gay pride?)
Er, no thanks. That just reinforces my very point. The other two suggestions aren't quite as bad but that is not what I'm getting at. I'm saying that ordinary men - yes those horrible 'patriarchal' straight blokes, who happen to be vegan - could adopt the term.
 

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this is good to hear~!
 
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I've had Hodo soy products they're pretty tasty, at least the flavored concoctions. At VegFest in SoCal a couple of years ago.

That's great that Men's Health made a point of publishing this article. It's a step!
 
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