036 Why are We So Obsessed with Shaming?
After watching a TED Talk by Monica Lewinsky on The Price of Shame, Nichole felt compelled to talk about shame: how destructive it is, and how it harms the vegan movement.
In This Episode
Shaming, America’s favorite pastime! The girls discuss the mob mentality that overtakes us when an affair is exposed, a celebrity’s sex tape is released, or Miley decides to show her boobs. The average American froths at the mouth over passing judgement on other people, be they a high-grossing celebrity or an unlucky civilian caught in an embarrassing situation. Vegans, unfortunately, carry on this tradition with ex-vegans, or vegans who don’t meet their high standards.
The vegan movement should be one of compassion and empathy. Our hope is that vegans change the world for the better, and not just the different. Creating a world where animals are given rights to life and freedom while we still rip each other to shreds over mistakes, missteps, or different sexual preferences is a job half-done.
Links and Information
- Another Blow to Paleo Dieters: Cavemen Ate Porridge (QZ.com)
- God Save the Cows: Half of UK Dairy Farmers to Quit (MFA Blog)
- Half of Dairy Farmers Plan to Quit per Future Sight Survey (Wester Morning News UK)
- Monica Lweinsky: The Price of Shame (TED Talk)