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#1 Old 10-18-2012, 07:26 AM
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When I first decided to become vegan, I felt that I'd be less of a man. After a year of being vegan I feel more of a man because I followed my heart, dealt with the truth, and so on.

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#2 Old 10-18-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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I feel like more of a man. Diet and beliefs has nothing to do with character. Those who wanna **** around can deal with me personally.
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My DH reports that his manliness has not changed, as all of his organs are still intact. 

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#4 Old 10-18-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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For me my diet or ethics will never change the way I feel about being a man. I was good with that before I went "Strict Vegetarian".

I have become a healthier Man as well as better educated one..that's for sure.

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my fiance loves being vegan!

He always talks about how people judge him for not being manly he was like :

 

 

BECAUSE IF YOU DONT EAT WINGS AND PIZZA DURING THE GAME THEN YOURE FAGGG

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Lol I've been called a fag and all that ****. I could care less. My will power is strong. I'm a total bad ass lol
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#7 Old 10-18-2012, 02:25 PM
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When I first decided to become vegan, I felt that I'd be less of a man.

Why did you feel that way?huh.gif

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Why did you feel that way?huh.gif

I hardly see any men like this but I went for it anyways because society has no control of me. :) 

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Yeah im a rebel lol
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#10 Old 10-18-2012, 03:56 PM
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From a females point of view I have always found that I see the men I meet as more manly if I discover that they are vegan or vegetarian. I'm always a bit turned off by those "you have to eat meat to be a man" types. 

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#11 Old 10-18-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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Where's that man/meat combo coming from? We're not hunters and gatherers anymore, we have supermarkets! And if men are manliest when they eat meat, wouldn't that imply that all women have to be vegetarians? Men = meat = manly! Women = lettuce = feminine! huh.gif
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Statistically I do think that there are more women vegetarians, correct me if im wrong.....but I feel more manly now than ever. I was limited when I ate like a slob. Now im more active, and have more energy. I'm one manly vegan lol
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Nah. Man to the same degree as before, no more or less.

 

I like to think that fewer chickens have spent their lives in battery cages and such, but my manhood is neither increased nor decreased.

 

I don't ascribe particular value to being a man anyway. I mean, I am a man, but it's not as if being... oh, a woman, or a boy, or a girl would be somehow worse.

 

(Also, I'm a white guy, but being vegan hasn't made me whiter, I'm an American, but being vegan hasn't made me Americaner, I'm a Midwesterner, but being vegan hasn't altered that either...)

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What does "manly" mean?

"and I stand

upon a mountain

made of weak and useless men"

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What does "manly" mean?

 

Multiple choice:

 

A. Un-godlike

 

B. Dislikes sugar, spice and everything nice

 

C. You'll never know

 

D. Tom Cruise


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#16 Old 10-19-2012, 05:49 AM
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I think being a vegan man is really attractive! Who (vegan girl or not) would not want a guy with a compassionate heart and is not afraid to do something out of the ordinary. And the guys that try to tease you for being vegan- those guys end up looking like total tools and just seem insecure. Much love for you vegan/ vegetarian guys out there smitten.gif


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Manly? Isn't that really a bit like saying 'Blokey'? Who wants their identity, in all of it's uniqueness and diversity, to be so eviscerated that it can be slotted safely into some culturally inculcated bland homogenous notion of normalcy. I like individuals who have the poise and self-assurance to be exactly themselves. 

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^^^ (INS)  That's how I see it.

 

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What does "manly" mean?


Was wondering about that too, actually... huh.gif

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If you're a lumberjack, sleep all night, and work all day; then you're manly.
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#21 Old 10-19-2012, 10:26 AM
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If you're a lumberjack, sleep all night, and work all day; then you're manly.

 

Hehhehehe!

 

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I do notice some people tend to see me as less manly than other men due to my vegan lifestyle but I couldn' t care less. We live in a time where a man isn' t judged by the size of the mammoths he hunts anymore.

I guess we really need a new definition of manly. How about following your heart and standing up for the weak and abused creatures on planet earth?broccoli.gif

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Where's that man/meat combo coming from? We're not hunters and gatherers anymore, we have supermarkets! And if men are manliest when they eat meat, wouldn't that imply that all women have to be vegetarians? Men = meat = manly! Women = lettuce = feminine! huh.gif

 

Well at least we know all women should go veg now. I agree with the above - that is super confusing. I don't get the meat = man deal. 

 

To the OP, I've known lots of vegetarian and to a lesser degree vegan guys, and they're just the same as other guys I meet. Plus, I raised my own son vegetarian from birth and if we're talking stereotypes, this kid is all boy. AND I really thought he'd be less boyish because also going with stereotypes, I'm pretty girly (I like pink and dresses and sparkles and flowers and all that "typical" socially girl stuff) and so I thought I could raise a totally neutral kid, but I was dead wrong. I bought my son cars and books and dolls and crafts and legos and so on - i.e. a mix of toys, not just "boy" toys, plus talked the kid's ear off about human rights across the board. But no, he likes all the "typical" boy stuff and acts really boyish in my opinion. 

 

So even veggie boys from birth simply are who they are. I don't think diet has any deep (change-inducing) effect on personality. 


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I have always had kind of the opposite image of meat eaters, ie that they are pale, and spotty........they are kind of wimps that go into a shop with a small bow and arrow and then fire it at a plastic wrapped steak, then dribble home to eat their kill.

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I have always had kind of the opposite image of meat eaters, ie that they are pale, and spotty........they are kind of wimps that go into a shop with a small bow and arrow and then fire it at a plastic wrapped steak, then dribble home to eat their kill.

 

Ever seen a butcher? Yeah, those guys in the manly bloody aprons wielding manly bloody cleavers, well I've never seen such a bigger bunch of spotty, lardy, pale faces, like those guys anywhere.. 


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I've lost a total of 7 lbs in 2 1/2 weeks. I think I look and feel more manly than ever.
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P.S. OP, you might like this Facebook page - Real Men are Kind to Animals

I've seen it before. Sometimes I share some pictures to show what being a man is about.  :)

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I feel hot...

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I don't feel more manly since becoming vegan.
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