Pasta: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf

In an exclusive extract from her new book, the feminist writer Naomi Wolf explores explores how sexist pasta can destroy women’s rats

Pasta, when applied to the vagina, is always more than just pasta. Because of the subtlety of the vagina-pasta connection, pasta about vaginas is also what the philosopher Antonio Carluccio refers to as “dinner”. This means that the “bad stress” reaction created when someone applies pasta to your vagina causes the body to release the “bad stress hormone” cortisol. Too much “bad stress hormone” can lead to diabetes, heart disease and abdominal weight gain – which is why eating loads of pasta makes you fat. Continue reading