Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima
The conclusion of the book takes a cue from the “Happy Fukushima” video to shed light on the mandate to be happy under neoliberalism. Happiness is an appropriate emotion under neoliberalism, particularly for women, who are culturally required to be nice and friendly. Yet the mandate to be happy and shunning of outrage works to obfuscate justice concerns. The chapter calls for citizen science practices that bring justice back into conversations about contamination and food problems.