Non-Vegan:I wish I was vegan, but I can't be because I can't afford it.
Vegan:No, you are not vegan because you don't care enough about the cause, because if you did genuinely care, you would evaluate your income and prioritize, get coupons, buy the cheapest vegan foods, and spend one day google searching to find the resources and information to make it work for you.
Because no one who actually has the ethical epiphany that enslaving animals is wrong uses the "vegan privilege" argument.
Y yo ahora te pregunto lo siguiente ¿Desde cuando la vida de un “Millonario” vale más que la de otra persona? Bien, el sistema de salud de Chile es como las pelotas, si no tienes seguro en una clínica privada probablemente estés en una espera de…
“The thing is, it’s patriarchy that says men are stupid and monolithic and unchanging and incapable. It’s patriarchy that says men have animalistic instincts and just can’t stop themselves from harassing and assaulting. It’s patriarchy that says men can only be attracted by certain qualities, can only have particular kinds of responses, can only experience the world in narrow ways. Feminism holds that men are capable of more – are more than that.”—
“The claim that sex workers “sell our bodies” is not only logically absurd (I was a prostitute for years, but my body is still right here with me), but totally sexist because it is based on the notion that a woman’s sexuality is her entire worth. The belief behind this expression is that since a woman has nothing of value to offer except her sexuality, if she “sells” that she has “sold herself” and there is nothing left. The fact that anti-sex worker activists use this expression so often says a lot about them.”—Maggie McNeal Commenting on Chicago Tribune article (via perfectangelprincess666)
Group A:Uh, not everyone can be vegan. Check your white male privilege.
Tommyxvx:What about Group B?
Group A:What *about* Group B?
Tommyxvx:Well, I mean, Group B is less privileged than anyone else. They're born into suffering, some are fortunate enough to just have their throats slit and some aren't, their corpses are mangled and packaged and you eat them and that's their entire life. You wouldn't do that to people and they possess all relevant qualities, but you do it to them and it's okay?
Group A:So? Shorn'ta been born in such a sucky body. Not my fault, I get mines.
Tommyxvx:That's fucked up. There are options, even for the poorest people in this country. Veganism can be done on very strict budgets. It can even be free if you know where to look. Even if it wasn't, why does it fall to Group B to shoulder that weight? Just 'casue? Sucks for them? That's shitty.
Group A:CLASSIST! RACIST! CAPSLOCK! YOU DON'T LIKE DR. WHO!
Tommyxvx:I mean... alright. Sorry, Group B, looks like you picked the genetic short-straw. Maybe someday people will stop thinking it's okay for people to walk all over you because of the way you were born.
Do you celebrate Christmas and put up a Christmas tree?
I do, because Christmas is a secular consumerist holiday, no matter how evangelicals and fundamentalists want to scream to the contrary.
Yeah, I celebrate Christmas. And decorate and light a tree. BECAUSE OF THE PRETTY.
I celebrate Starwarsmas. It has a big green tree and sugary cookies, but the cookies are shaped like Death Stars and light sabers, whilst the tree is largely ignored as a decorative piece and more as a remembrance of Alderaan.
I take the time to see my family, because they do celebrate it.
The worst lie any society told any child is that you need a diploma to be educated or to be taken seriously. There are millions of children on this earth without any formal education that can tell you more about the consequences and reality of the political choices we have made as a collaboration - yet there are only a few hundred men with all sorts of diplomas and merits making delusional and ignorant decisions on behalf of those other billion men, women, children and animals. A diploma means quite a lot to some, but it should never mean everything. We make the education system what it is, it does not make us. We are whole people capable of knowing right from wrong just by being loving human beings and we must demand to be taken seriously and to be heard.
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I always see people going off on the privilege vegans have, and I get that- not everyone has a supermarket or anything. Not everyone has room for a garden. I get it. But I find it to be extremely upsetting when they don’t check their OWN privilege- the privilege of being human. You are privileged…