I don’t understand why, when they find out you’re vegan, people say “I could never be vegan, I like [insert food here] too much.” Is it supposed to make me think better of you? Because you just couldn’t do it? Lead to a conversation that anyone wants to have? Make me sympathetic? I get that response nearly every time, and I just don’t even.
To non-vegans reading this: Don’t say that. It doesn’t inspire feelings of respect, and it makes you sound stupid.
Wow, looks like somebody took that sentence way out of context. Way to make vegans/vegetarians look even more pretentious than society already thinks we are…
Maybe we could express ourselves more fully if we say it without words. Should we try that?
8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance
- Student-Loan Debt.
- Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance.
- Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy.
- “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top.”
- Shaming Young People Who Take Education—But Not Their Schooling—Seriously.
- The Normalization of Surveillance.
- Fundamentalist Religion and Fundamentalist Consumerism.