Conversations with carnists are rife with frustrations, perhaps none more so than being told that the facts you are spouting are “opinion,” or having someone’s unsubstantiated opinions being thrown around as fact. The girls discuss some of the most common carnist “facts” and vegan “opinions” and how to respond to them. […]Continue reading »
But you wear leather! Aren’t vegans who wear leather, or wool or fur for that matter, hypocrites!? How can they wear animals and call themselves […]Continue reading »
Compliments are nice, but our culture of constantly commenting on each other’s appearances can be harmful, especially those with disordered body images. Being, or going, vegan seems to invite comments on our appearance, and even when those comments are complimentary, that can be a lot of pressure, especially for those of us that suffer from body image issues. […]Continue reading »
How do I respond to the idea that it’s ok to eat animals that were bred to be food? I hear people say this and […]Continue reading »
Should meat and animal products be treated as cigarettes, in terms of regulations and warnings? The girls think so. Plus a tangent about the apocalypse. […]Continue reading »
Why Don’t Vegans Eat Fish? I understand why vegans don’t eat animals, but why don’t they eat fish? Nichole Contrary to common belief, fish are […]Continue reading »
The discovery of Homo Naledi, a new species human ancestor, who shows signs of burying their dead and using fire challenges the very foundation of what separates man from animal. With this discovery, and everything we know about animals, what does “being human” even mean? […]Continue reading »
I have been thinking about going vegan and have decided that I want to move in that direction… Help! What do I do now?? Nichole […]Continue reading »
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. […]Continue reading »
When my husband and I got married, we were both ethical vegans and bonded around our shared ethical convictions. Recently, he decided he’s “going back” to meat and has done so with gusto. Over the years, we had so many heartfelt discussions about why we don’t eat animals based on our belief that it’s wrong to kill animals for food and that we don’t want animals harmed for any reason. Now I feel duped, and seeing meat in our fridge hurts.
Another issue: my husband’s not working, so it’s “my” money that is being used to purchase animal products, which I find abhorrent. How can the person I love, who used to share the same beliefs as me, not see how obviously wrong his actions are?
What do I do!? Do principles trump love?
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