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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Tone policing, or insisting victims of oppression or violence use specific language to be taken seriously, is NOT ok for any social justice movement…except for the vegan one? The girls explore why they believe this to be true. […]Continue reading »
How do I Handle Endless Invites to Carnist Birthday Parties? My family is vegan. My children’s friends have parents who keep throwing birthday parties at […]Continue reading »
From horseback riding, pet ownership, believing animal testing is necessary – all vegans are still at least a little speciesist. And this isn’t inherently a bad thing, but it can be dangerous if we can’t talk about it. […]Continue reading »
Should I Attend a Not Vegan-Friendly Work Event? So my work is doing a BBQ fundraiser lunch in a couple of weeks… They will be […]Continue reading »
What do you wish you knew before you went vegan? The girls recap lessons learned from their vegan journey, pondering what they would go back and say to their newly vegan selves […]Continue reading »
Is it hard… …being vegan? Nichole Get your mind out of the gutter, scamp – we’re talking about veganism! Brian suggested this as a question […]Continue reading »