Look at these good looking vegans! Matt Ruscigno & Sayward Rebhal.
Last week I posted about an open discussion that Matt Ruscigno and Sayward Rebhal were leading at the Animal Advocacy Museum on Saturday, January 11th. Here’s my recap! (And here’s the full video of the talk.)…
I think this is an interesting article that is touching a subject that not a lot of people talk about (in the short time I’ve been a vegan lots of people have told me “yeah I was a vegan for x amount of time but I gave up”) But I think part of it is when you’re transitioning into veganism I feel like you sort of get shit from both sides. So-called “real” vegans act like you aren’t being vegan enough and the rest of the world acts like you’re crazy for challenging the norms. You sort of end up alone and stuck in a strange limbo.
What I think is odd about this post is that it’s got a lot of exclusionary asides. All the little bracketed bits talking saying things like “jerk! j/k” and talking about “grodytown” cheese and how “wtf I so don’t get this!” you feel about people not thinking about their food. It’s very childish. It undermines the message of the post. It comes across as I’m better than you but you’ll get the hang of it some day. It’s downright annoying.
To me that just illustrates the reason people don’t want to be or be around vegans and the stereotype that people have of vegans.