I get that people have dysphoria from being a human but thinking they’re a cat or a lightbulb or whatever, and I have sympathy for that, because I don’t think they can help it. I will, however, never say that they are one because science trumps feelings in this case, and if these people were ill,…
Seriously though. That shit is so uncomfortably delusional.
If you stopped eating animal products for the environment, you are a vegetarian.
If you stopped eating animal products for your health, you are a vegetarian.
If you stopped eating animal products ‘cause animals are cute, you are a vegetarian.
If you perpetuate carnism as a norm by playing “nice vegan”, you are a vegetarian.
If you think “militant” vegans are wrong, you are a vegetarian.
If you think animal liberation activists are terrorists, you are a vegetarian.
If you think what you eat is a personal choice, you are a vegetarian.
Strict vegetarianism is not the same thing as veganism. The modern boom of plant-based diets seems to have shifted the view of veganism as something “hippies” did to something rich white soccer moms do. That is not veganism. Veganism is an active boycott of all animal enterprise possible at any cost. There is no such thing as merely a vegan “diet”, there is only a vegan lifestyle. A vegan lifestyle costs no more than a morally bankrupt lifestyle. Do not buy into the lie. Do not buy into the media. Do not buy into what your friend’s friend told you about vegans. We exist to counter the destructive system by which animals are harmed and exploited for human gain, all other benefits are secondary.
Abolitionist veganism is the only veganism.
This is why abolitionists are going to go nowhere. smart move, fuckwad
Does this remind anyone else of Straight Edge Hardliners?
I respect people who are devoutly committed to their morals, and I wholeheartedly support the belief system behind the strict vegan lifestyle. I have managed to eliminate 99.9% of animal products and animal exploitation from my lifestyle, and have been eating 99% animal-free for 15 years.
However, I am human, and as such, not perfect. I make mistakes, I have moments of weakness, and I don’t know everything. Sometimes I believe people too easily, and sometimes I’m too tired, stressed, or busy to ask every question about a product before I consume it.
And since I’m human, I’m capable of compassion. This, to me, is the most important aspect of choosing to be vegan. I am compassionate to animals, the planet, ecosystems, future generations, and my fellow humans. This means that I can have some understanding for other people and their situations, and accept them even if they don’t live the same lifestyle I do, or if they are on a different part of their journey than I am.
I like to believe that my lifestyle and the beliefs behind it are unique to me, and I don’t have time for all these “abolitionist” “vegans” who feel the need to label and box and categorize and judge others.
“I wanted to put a reference to masturbation in one of the scripts for the Sandman. It was immediately cut by the editor. She told me, “There’s no masturbation in the DC Universe.” To which my reaction was, “Well that explains a lot about the DC Universe.””—Neil Gaiman (via thestretchbeyondspandex)
MY HUSBAND AND I ARE GOING TO SPEND OUR ONE YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AT THE FUCKING HUDSON BAY LODGE IN SMITHERS, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND WE’RE GOING TO GET A BOTTLE OF WINE AND WE’RE GOING TO GET MATCHING gold in the air of summer TATTOOS! AJSDOFIA SODF ASDFI I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED!
and we close tonight’s noms with the delicious, ingenius pairing of simple salad (head of lettuce, chopped onion, homemade vegan ranch, and bac’uns) with sumptuous smoothie (soy milk, soaked oats, raw cacao, peanut butter, three[!!!] bananas, coffee grounds, and topped with homemade whipped coconut cream). Siiigh. Perfection. c:
for breakfast i had leftover pasta from last night. for lunch we had steamed tofu, steamed broccoli, steamed carrots, rice, with a little bit of chutney that i whipped up. yummm.
today was pretty damn awesome! i got a flame red nintendo 3ds from my husband, along with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. i had forgotten how much i loved that game! now i’m going to sell my black dsi online, since i won’t be needing it anymore. we got a lot of good writing done today, too, but i’m having some trouble deciding what to do for my husband’s christmas present. the 3ds was an early gift for me. he mentioned a canucks jersey, but i kinda want it to be a surprise and those can be really damn expensive (well, the kind he wants). i’m really at a loss, he’s so hard to shop for! guh. maybe something pokemon related? idk. ooh, idea! >:}
“the animals you eat are not those who devour others; you do not eat the carnivorous beasts, you take them as your pattern. you only hunger after sweet and gentle creatures who harm no one, which follow you, serve you, and are devoured by you as the reward of their service”—jean jacques rousseau (via fuckyeahveganlife)
I remember coming onto tumblr with hopes of meeting people that actually had knowledge about things besides pop culture. I wanted to be able to talk about big issues. Discuss abortion, marriage equality, learn from people by talking about things.