Many feminist writers have been equally guilty of shaping the evidence to fit the theory. For example, Sherry Ortner argues in "Is Female to Male as Nature Is to Culture?" that, historically, womens capacity to give birth brought them closer to "nature," while mens capacity for warfare allowed them to dominate in the realm of "culture." On this basis, she makes the sweeping generalization that "everywhere, in every known culture, women are considered in some degree inferior to men." But she is short on evidenceand that which she offers is far from definitive. For example, she cites a 1930s study of a matrilineal American Indian society, the Crow. Although Ortner admits that in most respects Crow women hold positions of relatively high authority, she cites the Crows taboo toward women during menstruation as evidence that they are nevertheless regarded as inferiors. Among other things, menstruating women are not allowed to touch either a wounded man or a man starting on a war party. 11
After briefly pursuing a professional ice hockey career, Chef Joe Cicala began his culinary career in earnest and began working with some of the best chefs in the . and Italy. He has worked with Michelin Star Chef Pietro Rispoli at Al Cenacolo in Salerno, Italy, with Roberto Donna at Washington, .'s Galileo and with Mark Ladner at Del Posto in New York. Most recently, Chef Cicala was Executive Sous Chef at .'s Cafe Milano and Executive Chef at Palio in Leesburg, Virginia. A .-area native, Chef Cicala joined Le Virtù in August 2010.