Originally Posted by Toast
I have started posting some photos of my food on here lately because I thought that might be a good way to show how easy being vegan can be as people do still think primarily of veganism = food at first.
Me TOO! I've been taking pictures and posting in food porn lately...
It's actually part of a project for me... My mother is someone who is always trying to live in harmony, ethically and practically, with the universe. When I went vegan, she became very curious. She is eating l/o vegetarian (and sometimes strict vegetarian) at least 2-3 days a week. And for Christmas, my gift to her is going to be a two-week "cookbook" of sorts. It's pictures and recipes of food I
made myself, ate, loved and I know she would too. Just to show her how easy and yummy it is to be vegan, with a personal touch. Her gift to me (because she is an awesome mom) is she promised to sit down and watch Earthlings
with me so she fully understands my choice, why it is an ETHICAL choice, and why, "But, but, but I LIKE cheese!" is simply NOT a good enough reason for me to keep eating it.
For me, it all comes down to hypocrisy. I don't tolerate it well in ANY aspect of my life. It's not about one veg*n attacking another, it's about one human
being angry with hypocrisy.
Someone saying "I want to help the environment and this is as far as I'm willing to take it" is one sound, solid reason for being vegetarian... "I don't like meat" is another. "I am vegetarian for my health" is also perfect logical. Those might not mirror MY choices, but that's 100% okay! REALLY, it is!
However, the hypocrisy of "killing animals for my food is despicable and wrong... but I totally eat eggs and dairy" drives me up a WALL. It's not about them not being "veg*n enough" for me, because as I've said - I'm totally down with OTHER types of vegetarians! It's about hypocrisy, plain and simple.