sourpatchsaint:

sourpatchsaint:

sourpatchsaint:

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theveganabolitionist:

sourpatchsaint:

here’s the thing about that vegan post. i’m a pescatarian. i was a vegetarian for 17 years of my life (i’m 22) and i started eating fish because i needed to change my diet. i have…

Right cus ramen and pasta provide dietary needs…..riiiight……

What are poor people eating with meat in it that meets dietary needs for cheap? Aren’t they eating forms of ramen and pasta whichever way you slice it? If you’re poor, you’re missing out, vegan or not. That wasn’t the point of the discussion.

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sourpatchsaint:

sourpatchsaint:

sourpatchsaint:

theveganabolitionist:

sourpatchsaint:

here’s the thing about that vegan post. i’m a pescatarian. i was a vegetarian for 17 years of my life (i’m 22) and i started eating fish because i needed to change my diet. i have never had beef, pork,…

word, but where i live it is the same. it might not be that for you, but it is for me. sorry mate

So you’re saying food that isn’t specifically “healthy vegan food” doesn’t exist where you live? You’re saying there’s no rice, no pasta, no ramen, no oatmeal, no cereal, no breads, no peanut butter, none of that? Fascinating.

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sourpatchsaint:

sourpatchsaint:

theveganabolitionist:

sourpatchsaint:

here’s the thing about that vegan post. i’m a pescatarian. i was a vegetarian for 17 years of my life (i’m 22) and i started eating fish because i needed to change my diet. i have never had beef, pork, and i have had chicken…

it might not always require class privilege, but you cannot ignore that in many cities in America (like the one I live in) you’re either eating garbage, or you’re spending a pretty penny to get better options. The vegetarian food that I eat is not cheap, but its my only option to get fresh, healthy alternatives

…Again, we’re not even talking about the same thing. You’re talking about “fresh, healthy alternatives”. I’m talking about the average poor vegan’s food. Not. the. same.

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strangelybeautifulworld:

nympherret:

like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

this isnt even an exaggeration 

like at all

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rocprinceray:

White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”

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Anyone know where I can buy bulk fruit in Columbus?

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lezbhonest:

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sourpatchsaint:

theveganabolitionist:

sourpatchsaint:

here’s the thing about that vegan post. i’m a pescatarian. i was a vegetarian for 17 years of my life (i’m 22) and i started eating fish because i needed to change my diet. i have never had beef, pork, and i have had chicken broth a few times. i personally believe that we should encourage less meat consumption in society (public school lunches) however, that is a luxury that not everyone can afford. i come from a very middle class family. i have never thought that my mother couldn’t put food on the table. i have never gone to sleep hungry. i have never feared that i couldn’t afford to eat lunch at school. I AM LUCKY. I AM PRIVILEGED. NOT EVERYONE ELSE IS. i love animal rights and i am all for setting a more sustainable/ethical dietary standard, but its time to stop pretending that everyone who eats cheap, non-vegan/vegetarian food does it because its their #1 choice. IF YOU WANT PEOPLE TO CONSIDER VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FOOD, START TALKING ABOUT ECONOMIC DISPARITY AND FOOD DESERTS. it breaks my heart that animals are mistreated for our food, but it fucking kills me that some feel that they have the ability to judge other humans who can’t afford to live the same high-brow, healthy, ~ethical~ lifestyle. THINK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE. not everybody can afford to raid trader joes for expensive fake cheese.

I have no idea what you thought you were missing in your diet to warrant eating fish, let alone consume dairy and eggs, which are just as harmful if not more so in the case of the dairy industry. I hope you rethink that.

That said, most of the impoverished people in the world, outside the US, eat vegan. Meat is a luxury in most places. And here, it’s not hard to be vegan. Pasta, beans, rice, chillies, soups, sandwiches, and more are on the table. I come from a lower middle class background, and have at times gone hungry to the point of being sick. There are many others here like me.

Saying that veganism is a class privilege is a cop-out used by people who haven’t done their research correctly. Some may be well-meaning, as you undoubtedly are, but it’s just not true.

I think that you’re missing another point that not everyone has the time to cook, prepare, and find healthy food. eating well in america is a luxury. its a luxury to know how to eat well. have you had a public school lunch before? kids are fed pop and pizza and shit like that everyday on reduced lunches with maybe a side of salad greens! i am not against veganism/vegetarianism but throwing out the economic argument is impossible in a situation like this. i think its great that you manage to eat well, but some people just don’t have that chance and to write it off as lazy research on my part is ignoring a very large part of the US that just doesn’t know how to not eat poorly.

Eating vegan isn’t necessarily eating “well”. You’re talking about two completely different issues and treating them as one. There are tons of vegans who are forced to eat pasta and rice dishes over and over again. It’s hardly eating well. But you can get equivalent substitutes for common non-vegan fare for roughly the same price, usually cheaper. If you’re poor, you’re poor, and eating well is a luxury, I agree. But eating vegan doesn’t require class privilege.

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Seriously though, where’s my raw vegan support group. Gawd damn.

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luckandmisadventures:

There are always those people in a group that make that group look bad. And right now vegans are a hot topic. Eating what you want to eat is fine. If you want to eat meat eat meat, if you don’t then don’t! If people want to live their life ignorant to the meat and dairy industry let them. You are not better than anyone else because you don’t eat meat. Humans evolved to eat and digest meat, so when you say humans didn’t evolve to eat meat take a look at your teeth and take an anthropology class. It’s your choice on what you want to put into your body, don’t hate on people for their choices that’s just a fucked up thing to do. Eat meat. Eat fruit. Eat vegetables. Eat carbs. Who cares as long as you’re eating.

Have you ever actually compared a human’s teeth to those of a lion, though? Seriously?

Also, who cares how we evolved? We CAN thrive on a vegan diet NOW, so we SHOULD, because it virtually eliminates harm done to sentient beings for food and other frivolous, unnecessary purposes.

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