Posts Tagged 'capital punishment'

Women Want Salad, Even If It’s Their Last Meal

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From TheDailyBeast –

The last meal is a strange cultural custom and a hell of a one-two punch for any prisoner: First, the state makes a rare display of generosity, often procuring a mélange of favorite items for the prisoner from various restaurants. Then it insists on a syringe for dessert. But as archaic a practice as it is, the last meal provides us with a fascinating glimpse into the appetites of the world’s most dangerous people, women included. Last meals reveal gendered differences in culinary indulgence that persist even in the face of death. It’s no secret that men and women eat differently, but it is remarkable how true they stay to their habits with just one meal left to savor. For one, you might think that women on death row would finally throw caution to the wind in the hours preceding death. Not so.

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