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Who is SpeciesistVegan?
The short answer is that it doesn’t matter who I am. I’m like V. Ideas are what matters and that’s what I plan to talk about here. Sure, I include my personal experiences where (in)appropriate, but *I* am not the focus of this blog.
But just to give you a little detail (I know you’re dying for it!): I am male, early 30s, white, straight, married, college-educated, from the Midwest U.S. Most of this could be pretty easily gleaned or inferred from what/how I write, so I might as well put these minimal details out there. I am NOT a well-known activist or even an activist at all. You don’t know me.
Some may criticize me for being anonymous. I’m familiar with the arguments for being out in the open with your identity and I acknowledge that many of them have merit, but for me, my top priorities are 1) to facilitate free discussion of topics that are controversial for vegans and 2) to present a face/definition of veganism that is more tolerant, thoughtful and expansive than what most outsiders typically see. I feel the best way for me to do this is to remain anonymous.
Why I’m writing this
One of the functions of this blog will be to criticize other vegans, even though I am vegan. This is something that I see too little of in the vegan community. I want this to be a place where people can openly discuss ideas relating to veganism, vegetarianism, omnivorism, ethical eating (whatever that means), animal rights, freeganism, hunting etc. even if that idea makes veganism “look bad.”
Two of the ideas that I plan to explore a lot are the following:
*Why do people leave veganism? What kind of veganism or vegan(ish) community might have helped this person stay vegan(ish)?
*why are non-vegans (everyone from ignorant, unapologetic omnivores to well-informed vegetarians, pescetarians, flexitarians etc.) resistant to becoming vegan (or veganish) and how can we create a community that would address these concerns?
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