For when /r/vegan isn't radical enough
For when /r/vegan isn't radical enough
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My now ex-girlfriend (23F) and i (25M) have been in a relationship for 2 years now. I've always encouraged her to eat vegan. I never saw her eat meat. But she did eat non-vegan stuff like for example:
- Non vegan pancakes
- Non vegan chips
- Non vegan Milk
These aren't all the non-vegan stuff she's been eating. But a few days ago i came back home from work and i saw her steak fried rice! Now i was outraged and i shouted at her for eating a poor animal's life! And now im thinking to break up.
Should i do it?
Eight year vegan as of July this year. Grateful for this subreddit, and all the amazing authentic vegans here, and for the greater Internet vegan community....generally.
Ok, let me explain. "grateful for this subreddit...amazing authentic vegans here"(generally true), the greater Internet though...not always authentic, not always real, and also in real life, the other vegans and coming across vegan business people..not real at all...not grateful for those folk.
I tried my hand at Medium, the writing blog site and submitted a paying vegan sub-site there that claimed to be 'gently leftist', and if I had a worry in submitting a piece for them that it wasn't leftist enough, radical enough, I just wrote about being a vegan of very limited means and a few cooking tips for beginner vegans struggling with money looking for simple meal ideas.
That got ignored and then I found out after badgering them, it was not to the uh...'tone' of their publication. When I looked up just what kind of "tone" pleases a 'gently leftist' ezine, it showed me endless upper middle class bourgeoisie recipe articles, make up articles, instagram shit.
Likewise the local (SINGAPORE) branch of Vegan Burg features a "COMMUNITY BOARD", but talking to management, the COMMUNITY BOARD is not for their patrons, not for vegans, but only for corporate to post PR stuff to promote their own crap. So as a vegan who patronised them, I wasn't allowed to put up my 'vegan seeking vegan housing with vegan landlord' ad? Gee, that s mighty neighbourly and also very vegan like in compassion to your fellow sentient being dont you think?
While there may be vegans out there who insist veganism is only for the animals, aren't I a (human) animal too? Am I not an ally? Am I not in 'the community'? Apparently not to these vegans.
More recently, my also 8 year vegan spouse and I decided to actually go out and eat well for my birthday (turned 60), and decided to splurge on (for us) an expensive dinner at an ALL VEGAN restaurant, I wasn t expecting to be harassed multiple times, misgendered, psychologically abused for being a transgendered woman...
..by the only member of the service staff - we were informed later - who was the ONLY VEGAN working there!
Now, you may wonder, what has any of this to do with bad vegans? Bad vegan ought to only describe those that misrepresent veganism, those that hypocritically seen eating animal products in public. Maybe.
Also maybe would you think of a vegan mass murderer (to cite a very extreme example) who was always true to the letter of the vegan tenet, never once eating animal products, always disseminating real vegan info even while they dismembered their carnist victims?
Now, this vegan restaurant (NomVNom) had no manager to oversee the service staff. In tears I beseeched the other wait staff to get me their manager, and several times they referred me to other staff who denied they were the manager. Turns out the manager was apparently on holiday in a nearby country.
So phoning the head office the next work day got us to speak to their PR rep, who was also manager, regional head, whatever corporate position he was occupying who then Whatsapp us a meal voucher, whereupon my spouse still traumatised by the incident, wondered if further incidents would occur, the guy Ryzal, think his name was, ghosted us for about a month.
When finally getting through to him again, we insisted a manager be present when we decide to take them up on their apologetic voucher meal, he tells us to coordinate our visit with his to make sure he was present -
only to tell us a few sentences down the page that no way we are going to have any manager present, they were short staffed, etc. That was when I really lost it and angrily asked if they even bothered to give their staff any real trans awareness training, or for anyone from any marginalised group that may patronise them, or did they just banter sracastically about how trans people were just delusional loons, and that they should just cater to their crazy whims while laughing at us behind our backs.
So would a righteous dude just block us at this point? Would a self confessed vegan? Or would they make sure such training actually took place since to paraphrase a mainstay member of this subreddit: "casteism=racism=trans hatred= speciesism"?
You guessed it. The vegan bro blocked our sorry vegan trans asses.
Needless to say the memory is still fresh as it happened last week. I guess it was our fault for not 'taking a (albeit extremely cruel and devastating) JOKE' as the trans hating vegan waiter explained to us who also said he wasnt aware of what he was saying and that he didnt say it, and that he always said it, and that it was a habit, and that he didnt say it! no he didnt! NO he didnt! and it was also in good fun.
Some vegans do have 'em I guess?
I will not stop being vegan. I will also not stop bringing to light the blithe disregard for the wellbeing and welfare of other vegans, and other sentient beings, including animals. Turning to the Singapore Vegan Facebook group to report this incident at NomVNom vegan restaurant, got me chastised by their moderator (who screens every post in this VERY CLOSED OFF FB group, cos best way to spread veganism is to CLOSE YOUR GROUP OFF and SURVEIL every post from every vegan lest they offend the corporate overlords)
I also had my post removed, or not approved. My spouse conjectured that perhaps moderators there were investors in companies like NomVNom. I have no evidence, but I wouldn't be surprised. Would you?
The Singapore vegan group posts emphasize the oooh so delish insta aspect, dont call on animal exploitation, refers to their movement as 'eating green going green' so as to I guess not offend the sensitivities of the greater carnist Singaporean who fought real hard to be accepted into the FB group (they have a sharp questionnaire you have to fill in to qualify), and just do not wish to be subject to such icky things, thank you very much, hmph!
Yeah, I also dont answer DMs here, I had VERY BAD dealings online for over 30 years and I m 60 and I had enough abuse for many lifetimes now. I may or may not read comments too, I m off now to shake off this ....thing.....that remembering in such detail why I stay away from everybody, all the time, always.
TLDR: Alot of individual vegans and practically all form of vegan capitalism totally like you know - suck ass, but that doesnt mean go back to harming others and animals and stuff just stay away from all these 'do gooders' and 'heroes' and evil hypocrites.
My name is Dyane Harwood. I'm a longtime member of The Vegan Society Researcher Network, Vegan Outreach, and the American Vegan Society.
I'm currently writing my second book about veganism, mental health, and the amazing field of Metabolic Psychiatry. (My first book is "Birth of a New Brain-Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder" endorsed by Kay Redfield Jamison et al.
I've been doing a well-formulated, medically supervised vegan ketogenic diet for my postpartum bipolar one disorder for 13 months. I've had life-changing results.
Many people think you can't do a vegan ketogenic diet for mental illness. My discussion with Dr. Iain Campbell and Matt Baszuki makes it clear you can, and it can help more than you thought possible. Much of our conversation applies to using any type of ketogenic diet, i.e. vegetarian et.c
I hope you’ll watch our Bipolarcast #23 episode on YouTube. Thank you and take care.
I am a white cisgender male heterosexual and orthodox russian with a traditional outlook, who also loves meat really much. Try converting me to veganism.
I´d like to read books about the topic, but because I´m a stupid elitist I want to read something which is kinda grounded in a philosophical or political theory. Rather no popular literature. Thank you!