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Someone sent me a link to this site because they know I'm vegan:<br><br><a href="http://stereotypesarecool.com/stereotype/vegans_are_uptight_and_cranky/" target="_blank">http://stereotypesarecool.com/stereo...ht_and_cranky/</a><br><br>
Help me vote it down!
 

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The website is called "stereotypes are cool". I looked at a few other postings and it seemed that they are predominantly being voted up (including much more offensive ones than this). I voted down for you but I suspect that it won't make much of a difference; anyone who's on that site's probably not worth our time.
 

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Do you really care what random people online think of vegans?<br><br>
All my friends think I am cool ( well they tolerate me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> ) they sometimes give me flack, but only playfully.
 

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I can be a little uptight and cranky. Especially in the mornings.
 

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What the **** are you asking that for? And why don't you even have an avatar? What kind of a ****ing weirdo are you? Stop bothering people. Frankly, just go to Hell as far as I'm concerned.
 

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Yes. Yes, we are.
 

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Of course we are! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Most people I meet have an extremely negative view of vegans.<br>
In situations where impressions are important, like meeting a new boss or co-worker, I usually just lie and say I'm a strict vegetarian that also doesn't eat any egg or dairy. I don't use the word vegan until they've gotten to know me as a person.
 

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I will answer your question after I remove the stick up my ass.
 

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I don't know anyone who's Vegan in real life but Vegans I've met on the net have all been perfectly nice lol So I've voted it down too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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While stereotypes persist, the 550 young people I politely handed a booklet to detailing factory farm animal abuse the other day would not describe my demeanor as shrill or uptight. In fact most of the ones who stopped to talk with me ended up shaking my hand when they left. If you want people to have a better opinion of vegans, you've got to get out there in the world and present yourself as a friendly, compassionate vegan.
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2873813"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If you want people to have a better opinion of vegans, you've got to get out there in the world and present yourself as a friendly, compassionate vegan.</div>
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I agree. And I think we should not be afraid to describe ourselves as vegans. The stigma surrounding that word will not break down until people start to realize that regular people they like to hang out with can also be vegan.
 

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Of course people have a negative view of veg*ns - we're counterculture, our lifestyle (whether we say it straightforward or not) implies a criticism of theirs, and animal rights activists have stirred up a lot of bad publicity. The Veg campaign faces the same problem Muslims do - a few bad apples makes everyone think the whole bunch is ruined.
 

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I'm not generally cranky, but I am pretty uptight. Neither has anything to do with my veganism, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Yeahhhhh, I'm cranky. It's unrelated to my veganism though!
 

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I'm going to move this out of the Vegetarian Support Forum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I am at TTOM :p
 

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I have yet to meet a vegan in real life, but I know other vegetarians and they aren't "cranky".
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kibbleforlola</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2873716"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I will answer your question after I remove the stick up my ass.</div>
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Oh hell no, that arrogant vegan attitude makes me want to push it further in.
 
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