Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I read an article in the Boston Globe this morning that got me thinking and if you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I responded to the author.  I wish I would have seen her tweets asking for people who are vegan to participate because I would have jumped at the chance.

Whenever I hear people talking about vegans, I start to cringe a little bit because it's usually not met with kind words.  For some reason, people are fascinated by them, extremely critical of them, and can never imagine themselves being one. My answer = so don't?

I went into this article thinking it was going to be an informative piece, potentially inspiring those who are curious and looking at veganism as a good thing.  It was not that kind of piece.  The author didn't even ask any vegans their thoughts.  She interviewed a guy who was vegan for two weeks but gave it up, a person who wants to go vegan but didn't exactly know why and more people who thought it would be a pain in the ass, which it is, at times.

Boston is an extremely friendly vegan city though.  Vegan restaurants are a plenty and we have numerous Whole Foods/Trader Joes to choose food from.  It's not like we live in the middle of Nebraska with nothing.

This whole phenomenon is weird to me.  I could really give two shits what you eat but for some reason, everyone cares what vegans eat or why they do it and then like to critique it.  I like to answer questions about being vegan and why I've chosen to do so, but not when people are being condescending about it.  I think that goes for anything though in regards to ones lifestyle, religion, politics, etc. 

Honestly, if you eat a cheeseburger in front of me, I won't care.

1 comment:

  1. I'm always surprised with how quickly people seem to be filled with defensive rage when they find out that I'm vegan. It's almost like I said, "I murder little, weak grandmothers for a living. Is there something wrong with that?" I understand there are a few in your face PETA vegans out there but I feel like there are MUCH more aggressive meat-eaters out there.