Monthly Archives: November 2011

Interview with a Meat-Eating Vegetarian

As I mentioned earlier, I will at least occasionally be doing interviews here on Speciesist Vegan. This is all part of my effort to start conversations about the gray areas between the extremes in the paleo/SAD vs. vegan divide. I … Continue reading

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PeTA and Slavery

This story is not exactly breaking news, but I’d like to say something about it. PeTA filed a lawsuit alleging that SeaWorld enslaves killer whales. Now I realize I’m not breaking new ground here by being a vegan that criticizes … Continue reading

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Kids and Meat

I think some of my family members are really freaked out that I would tell their kids the truth about what they’re eating. Probably some of my friends, too. I understand why parents who eat meat feel this way. They … Continue reading

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How to Increase Your Vegan Street Cred

Wear gaudy shoes that look very obviously NOT leather. When you go out to eat with non-vegans, be sure to harass waiters about whether there is butter or milk in the free bread that they’ve placed on your table. Personal … Continue reading

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How Disgust Kills the Vegan Martyr

A lot of new vegans tend to think of themselves as a martyr to a cause. They want to eat cheese and eggs and maybe even meat, but they have been convinced by the logic of adopting a “cruelty free” … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Does Not Mean Poorly-defined

There seems to be some confusion about what I mean when I say that veganism is an arbitrary line. Some people are understanding “arbitrary” to mean “poorly-defined” and it’s causing them to misunderstand what I’m saying. But it’s not entirely … Continue reading

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Get New Words Hot and Fresh!

I just realized that I did not have a “subscribe by email” button on my blog, so I went ahead and fixed that (look to your right). You can now be notified when hot, juicy new posts are hot off … Continue reading

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