'vegans' who dont care if other people exploit animals
'Vegans' who brag to carnists that they aren't “militant or pushy like other vegans”
Ever wish there was a shortcut to tap into your readers’ emotions? An easy way to make them feel exactly what you want? Well there is. Power words.
Stop calling yourself vegan. Thank you.
So vegans can’t call themselves vegan if they aren’t vegan for the reasons you prefer?
Oh, by reasons I prefer you mean the definition, right? Kinda funny how that would work. Like, why don’t we call people who are Christians for reasons other than believing in Christ and his teachings? Weird…
But the definition of “vegan” is given as “a person who does not eat or use animal products” by the Oxford Dictionary, “a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products” by Merriam-Webster, and “
Neither the Oxford Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, or dictionary.com are vegan affiliations or organizations. Why would you rather trust definitions likely written by non-vegans than definitions given by vegan organizations?
Take The Vegan Society’s definition of veganism: “Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose.”
Even other “vegetarian” societies point out that veganism doesn’t stop at your dietary practices - vegans do not USE animal products, such as leather, or products tested on animals.
You can see that the Merriam-Webster dictionary and dictionary.com’s definitions are obviously wrong, I hope, because they only talk about dietary exclusion of animal products.
Veganism that stops at dietary practices, and is maintained for health reasons, is not the focus of most vegan organizations. This should give you a clue to what vegans find acceptable for the definition of their own cause.
If you’re not trans why are you even mentioning your pronouns? And why are you mentioning your pronouns at all if you’re comfortable with the ones assigned to your gender, trans or not?
Cis people making a show of themselves as cis and putting pronouns on profiles just…unsettles me I guess? It puts a lot of pressure on trans people, closeted and stealth.
Binary trans people people stating they’re a man/woman, then that they prefer male/female pronouns respectively… Just seems a little redundant. You’re a woman who prefers being called a woman? Who woulda thunk.