Disclaimer: While I recognize that ethical veganism recognizes that other-than-human animals are not ours to exploit for any purpose, I'm going to be talking solely about "food veganism" here, as that's what's being discussed in these videos. TW: YouTube comment that contains mild sexual harassment. Recently, in my occasional forays into the jungles of the … Continue reading Vegan Gains needs to STOP (or: Why I Don’t Debate Veganism)
Doing the best we can to stop animals being mistreated is great, but what then? The animals' lives will (hopefully) go on after Ringling. As animal activists, we should care about where they go from there.
I am a fat vegan. Yes, I am a fat vegan; we do exist. I’m not currently as fat as I was in college, partly because I gave up high fructose corn syrup-sweetened soda and living on avocado sushi and Taco Bell bean burritos sans cheese after I graduated. These changes helped me lose about … Continue reading The Politics of Being a Fat Vegan
Eating cooked food before 4pm. Eating fruit after dinner. Cooking with oil and/or salt. Not liking bananas. Preferring vegetables over fruits. Not riding a bike. Not working out. Taking medications that you need to stay healthy. Vaccinating your kids/animals. Being pro-GMO. Eating palm oil. Being fat. Being skinny. Being muscular. Eating more calories from protein … Continue reading A List of (Some) Things that Don’t Make You Less of a Vegan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kljfVnrrESc A video I put up almost a month ago in light of some YouTube drama that's been happening and growing since then. Enjoy!
Hello, all you beautiful beings! I was planning to make an upcoming video on this topic, but I've been thinking that it's too big a topic for that, so I'm going to write about it here. Namely, I wanted to address effective activism, and the question of whether or not it’s productive to have an “anything … Continue reading Thoughts on the YouTube Vegan Community, PETA, and “No Such Thing as Bad Press”…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hGzKemjsHY Episode V! Here, I give a brief overview of intersectionality, and why I feel it's important in vegan advocacy. Enjoy!
Hello, all! A few days ago, I was perusing social media, when I came across a blog post talking about intersectionality and animal rights. Naturally, this piqued my curiosity, so I clicked the link and...was slightly disappointed. I'm not sure who the writer of this blog is, but they seem to misunderstand the actual purpose of intersectionality. … Continue reading Intersectionality Demands Moral Perfection?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYzos56nHdA Episode IV (I actually speak in this one)! Basically, I go over why speciesism is not the same as racism, sexism, and other systems of oppression within the human species, why it doesn't have to be (it still matters, and veganism is about justice), and the possible dangers of using rhetoric that suggests it … Continue reading Intersectionality and Veganism-Episode IV: Speciesism Does NOT = Racism/Sexism/etc.