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Anonymous asked: Okay, I've been vegetarian for 13+ years, and let me just say this: this whole 'holier-than-thou' attitude is EXACTLY why some people hate vegans. Quit the fucking pretentiousness. I don't see how anyone could find this funny. You're obnoxious as hell, and trust me, I rarely say that to anyone, let alone non-meat eaters.

Know why? Because your trivial preferences are not worth more than the dignity and lives of other individuals. No, really – they’re not. I know that in this anthropocentric world we live in, humans are viewed as some sort of fucking deity to be worshiped at any cost, and you may think the world revolves around YOU, and that life is all about YOU, but it’s not. You are obviously steamed because I called you out on your human privilege. Yes. That’s right. Human privilege. And really, that’s just too fucking bad. Get over it.

Wanna know why it is necessary to call people out on their human privilege? Why it is necessary to laugh in the face of speciesism and present it as the ridiculous shit that it is? Because BILLIONS of animals – that is, 50+ BILLION sentient beings – are used as expendable objects all over the world, every year, because of one thing: they are not human. Because of this simple, irrelevant fact, they are automatically deemed “less than.” And that mentality is exercised EVERY TIME someone decides that, “Oh, I just couldn’t live without cheese!” or “Wow, this dolphin show is so exciting!” or “I’ve just gotta get me a pair of those gorgeous, leather boots!” Notice the pattern here? When it’s not I this or I that, it’s ME, ME, ME.

Guess what? Humans are NOT the only species on the planet. And while atrocities against fellow human beings no doubt exist to this day, and must continue to be fought, violations against nonhuman animals deserve to be fought with no less vigor. Want to tell me that not everyone can go vegan, that some people are at a point in their lives where they are incapable of taking care of themselves, or are living with food insecurity? I am well aware of that. And this message is not for them. But for those – and I’m talking about many people – who, for petty and selfish reasons, refuse to stop participating in animal exploitation, who are making a conscious CHOICE to contribute to mass violence amid an abundance of vegan alternatives, there is simply NO. EXCUSE. WHATSOEVER.

And if taking a stand against oppression, whether it be against human or nonhuman beings, makes me sound “holier-than-thou,” then so be it. I’d rather be a holier-than-thou queer activist, a holier-than-thou feminist, and a holier-than-thou vegan, than a holier-than-thou human who truly believes that humans are entitled to supremacy over other animals. 

- Chelsea

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Because fictional depictions of violence are far worse than, you know…ACTUAL violence. 
[Picture: Background: Purple, with Fem Freq logo in the top right corner. Foreground: Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian with a serious facial expression that indicates vocal commentary. Top text: “I’d rather analyze fictional depictions of domination and violence” Bottom text: “than reexamine my real-life decision to dominate and inflict violence on other animals.”]

Because fictional depictions of violence are far worse than, you know…ACTUAL violence. 

[Picture: Background: Purple, with Fem Freq logo in the top right corner. Foreground: Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian with a serious facial expression that indicates vocal commentary. Top text: “I’d rather analyze fictional depictions of domination and violence” Bottom text: “than reexamine my real-life decision to dominate and inflict violence on other animals.”]

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Alicia Silverstone, still clueless. As long as animal rights isn’t taken seriously and veganism is treated as a game, animals will continue to lose.
 
[Picture: Setting: 15th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, with The Kind Diet book cover dominating the background. Foreground: Alicia Silverstone sitting in an interviewee chair, holding a mic and laughing. Top text: “I admit it, sometimes I cheat and eat some cheese.” Bottom text: “Veganism is such a fun and silly game!”]

Alicia Silverstone, still clueless. As long as animal rights isn’t taken seriously and veganism is treated as a game, animals will continue to lose.

[Picture: Setting: 15th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, with The Kind Diet book cover dominating the background. Foreground: Alicia Silverstone sitting in an interviewee chair, holding a mic and laughing. Top text: “I admit it, sometimes I cheat and eat some cheese.” Bottom text: “Veganism is such a fun and silly game!”]

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Yeah. It really is ALL ABOUT YOU and your petty inconveniences. 
[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “Oops! Looks like this restaurant isn’t too vegan-friendly!” Bottom text: “Oh, well. I guess I’ll order the mac & cheese, and a milkshake for dessert so I don’t STARVE TO DEATH.”]

Yeah. It really is ALL ABOUT YOU and your petty inconveniences. 

[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “Oops! Looks like this restaurant isn’t too vegan-friendly!” Bottom text: “Oh, well. I guess I’ll order the mac & cheese, and a milkshake for dessert so I don’t STARVE TO DEATH.”]

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Oh, no, not at all…
[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and teal alternating. Foreground: White man with dishwater blond hair and stubbly beard, wearing a grey tweed blazer over a white buttoned shirt. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms. Top text: “’Human privilege’? Pssh…No such thing.” Bottom text: “50+ billion animals slaughtered a year isn’t that many.”]
 

Oh, no, not at all…

[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and teal alternating. Foreground: White man with dishwater blond hair and stubbly beard, wearing a grey tweed blazer over a white buttoned shirt. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms. Top text: “’Human privilege? Pssh…No such thing.” Bottom text: “50+ billion animals slaughtered a year isn’t that many.”]

 

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crommunique-deactivated20130417 asked: The idea that humans need massive amounts of protein is an idea peddled by livestock industry. Its VERY easy to meet your required protein intake in a day, and there are complete protein sources readily available at cheap prices to nearly everyone, worldwide. Not to mention that animal protein sources are very hard on your body and take much more energy to process, and ultimately cause a LOT of health problems. Beans > Flesh

Agreed! :) As a society, we consume way too much protein than is necessary for most of us, which can lead to calcium deficiency, kidney stones, and other health problems. There are also many nutritious plant-sourced alternatives to animal flesh, and while the processed kind can be pretty expensive, beans, legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, etc. are generally inexpensive and accessible. And when these healthful alternatives are easily attainable, there is no moral excuse whatsoever to continue to consume animal flesh or other animal derivatives simply out of habit or taste preference.

Need vs. greed is the key point here!

- Chelsea

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That’s right. Appropriate someone else’s genuinely shitty situation to somehow vindicate your own shitty choices. 
[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and teal alternating. Foreground: White man with short black hair and light shadow, wearing rounded rectangular-framed glasses, and a sweat shirt over a white buttoned-up shirt. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms. Top text: “Some people really do not have the means to go vegan.” Bottom text: “Therefore, it’s perfectly acceptable for me to eat a double bacon cheeseburger. C’mon! It’s my favorite food!”]

That’s right. Appropriate someone else’s genuinely shitty situation to somehow vindicate your own shitty choices. 

[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and teal alternating. Foreground: White man with short black hair and light shadow, wearing rounded rectangular-framed glasses, and a sweat shirt over a white buttoned-up shirt. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms. Top text: “Some people really do not have the means to go vegan.” Bottom text: “Therefore, it’s perfectly acceptable for me to eat a double bacon cheeseburger. C’mon! It’s my favorite food!”]

Filed under Privilege Denying Dude speciesism lazy excuses appropriation animals animal rights vegetarian vegan veganism human privilege

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Who cares about cows, chickens, pigs, or fish, right?
[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “Clubbing seals is sooo mean! Let’s protest!” Bottom text: “After that, we can head over to McDonald’s for lunch!”]

Who cares about cows, chickens, pigs, or fish, right?

[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “Clubbing seals is sooo mean! Let’s protest!” Bottom text: “After that, we can head over to McDonald’s for lunch!”]

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(Vegans who display their human privilege)
EDIT: Note that it says FRIVOLOUS habits. As in, UNNECESSARY. So all of you blathering on about scenarios wherein veganism is not an option can shut it. Because if you had actually read the caption, you’d understand that this doesn’t apply. Or you can continue to make irrelevant statements. Whichever you prefer. But the point remains that as long as consuming animals is a CHOICE (as in, it is optional, and an indulgence), there is NO FUCKING JUSTIFICATION for it, no matter how much speciesist crap comes out of your ass in defense. And it is not a right, nor does it deserve any respect. 
[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “I’m vegan.” Bottom text: “But I TOTALLY respect your RIGHT to harm other animals for your frivolous habits.”]

(Vegans who display their human privilege)

EDIT: Note that it says FRIVOLOUS habits. As in, UNNECESSARY. So all of you blathering on about scenarios wherein veganism is not an option can shut it. Because if you had actually read the caption, you’d understand that this doesn’t apply. Or you can continue to make irrelevant statements. Whichever you prefer. But the point remains that as long as consuming animals is a CHOICE (as in, it is optional, and an indulgence), there is NO FUCKING JUSTIFICATION for it, no matter how much speciesist crap comes out of your ass in defense. And it is not a right, nor does it deserve any respect. 

[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “I’m vegan.” Bottom text: “But I TOTALLY respect your RIGHT to harm other animals for your frivolous habits.”]

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Oh, well, that changes everything, now doesn’t it?
 
[Picture: Background: Kitchen setting. Foreground: Mark Bittman wearing a blue v-neck sweater and jeans, stirring a pot which he is indicating with a pointed finger. Has a friendly facial expression, and appears to be speaking. Top text: “I make sure I buy only local meat.” Bottom text: “Don’t worry – the locals have a good life. They’re free-range!”]

Oh, well, that changes everything, now doesn’t it?

[Picture: Background: Kitchen setting. Foreground: Mark Bittman wearing a blue v-neck sweater and jeans, stirring a pot which he is indicating with a pointed finger. Has a friendly facial expression, and appears to be speaking. Top text: “I make sure I buy only local meat.” Bottom text: “Don’t worry – the locals have a good life. They’re free-range!”]

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Hurray for backwards priorities. 
[Picture: Background: Kitchen setting. Foreground: Mark Bittman wearing a blue v-neck sweater and jeans, stirring a pot which he is indicating with a pointed finger. Has a friendly facial expression, and appears to be speaking. Top text: “I would rather count food miles” Bottom text: “than the number of sentient beings who would be spared by veganism.”]

Hurray for backwards priorities. 

[Picture: Background: Kitchen setting. Foreground: Mark Bittman wearing a blue v-neck sweater and jeans, stirring a pot which he is indicating with a pointed finger. Has a friendly facial expression, and appears to be speaking. Top text: “I would rather count food miles” Bottom text: “than the number of sentient beings who would be spared by veganism.”]

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