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Every time i have told someone in the past that i am a Vegetarian the idiots allways laugh at me because they think it is only for sick looking girls.<br><br>
so i just wanted to know if a meat free diet is more common in males or females on this forum.<br><br>
p.s. I would start a poll for this but i dont know how to.
 

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From all the polls I've seen on it, vegetarianism is more common in women, but veganism is more common in men. Couldn't find my sources though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Male Vegan.<br><br>
Had been vegan for about 5 years, veggie for nearly 20, when I took my Karate Black Belt at age 47.<br><br>
For sickly girls my ass!
 

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Vegetarianism is more common in women, veganism is 50/50 from the last study I read, and no I don't have a source, it was ages ago.
 

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women, i remember there was a thread about it that showed the statistics how there are more women who don't eat meat
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Vegman</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3069080"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Every time i have told someone in the past that i am a Vegetarian the idiots allways laugh at me because they think it is only for sick looking girls.<br><br>
so i just wanted to know if a meat free diet is more common in males or females on this forum.<br><br>
p.s. I would start a poll for this but i dont know how to.</div>
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You've met too many idiots!<br><br>
I deffinatly think in the UK and based on this forum the USA vegetarianism is more common in women. I know quite a few vegetarian men (my dad included), but LOTS of vegetarian women. In somewhere like india though I imagine there is more of a 50-50 split.<br><br>
On the bright side, most vegetarians tend to prefer dating other vegetarians, which puts you in a good position! :L
 

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According to Vegetarian Resource Group:<br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">The Vegetarian Resource Group wondered how often Americans are eating vegetarian meals. To find an estimate, VRG commissioned Harris Interactive® to conduct a national telephone poll.<br><br>
Seventeen percent of Americans stated they "don't eat meat, fish, seafood, or poultry at many of my meals (but less than half the time)," and 16 percent don't eat these foods at more than half of their meals (but not all the time). Thus, one-third (33 percent) of the country is eating vegetarian meals a significant amount of the time. That's in addition to vegetarians!<br>
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Approximately 5 percent of the country say that they never eat meat, fish, seafood, or poultry, which makes them vegetarian. Approximately half of these vegetarians are also vegan; that is, they also don't eat dairy or eggs. Note that we had respondents select "I never eat meat, fish, seafood, or poultry" or "I never eat meat, fish, seafood, poultry, dairy, or eggs." Because we use the word "never" and give the definition rather than having respondents self-define, our numbers may be lower than other polls. We also did not ask about honey, which would most likely give a lower figure for the number of vegans.<br>
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There is a misconception that more women than men are vegetarian, but it appears that the split may be pretty even. A larger difference shows up when looking at who is eating vegetarian meals one day per week or at many meals.</div>
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link to the source: <a href="http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2011issue4/vj2011issue4poll.php" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2011iss...issue4poll.php</a><br><br>
So... the data suggests that nonvegetarian women eat more vegetarian meals than nonvegetarian men OR that nonvegetarian women <i>think</i> they eat more vegetarian meals than nonvegetarian men, but when it comes to people who claim they eat only vegetarian meals the split is about even.
 

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i really can't believe that 5% of americans are strict vegetarians and 2.5% are strict vegans, even if u exclude honey, sorry.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>yumy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3070313"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
i really can't believe that 5% of americans are strict vegetarians and 2.5% are strict vegans, even if u exclude honey, sorry.</div>
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But you can only do a study on what people <i>say</i> they eat...what they really eat/use is a different matter. Even if these people aren't completely vegetarian or vegan, they're making a conscious effort to reduce their consumption, and that's a-ok with me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>River</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3069109"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Vegetarianism is more common in women, veganism is 50/50 from the last study I read, and no I don't have a source, it was ages ago.</div>
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That has been my own personal experience also.
 

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As far as ethics go, it's more common in women since women tend to be more compassionate. Don't get me wrong, men can be compassionate too but it's just that more women do it.
 

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I work w/ a vegetarian and a vegan...the vegetarian eats chicken and fish and the vegan brings meat pizza for lunch once a week.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>yumy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3071112"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I work w/ a vegetarian and a vegan...the vegetarian eats chicken and fish and the vegan brings meat pizza for lunch once a week.</div>
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Vegetarians don't eat chicken and fish nor do they eat animal products.
 

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According to the studies I've read, vegetarianism and veganism are roughly as common among both people with penises and people with vaginas, but most common among people who have 5 sets of genitals (the presence of vegetarianism is as high as 98% and veganism as high as 78% among those having 5 reproductive organs).<br><br><br><br>
Source: Kugelberger, Fred et al (2003): <i>Does having 5 thingies in your pants correlate with not eating meat or animal products? We think it does.</i> in issue 5/03 of <i>New Journal of Multiple Genitals</i>
 

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Vegetarians don't eat chicken and fish nor do they eat animal products.</div>
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I would think more women than men. Meat eating is typically associated with "manliness", so more hesitant to go veg and risk their image. Sad really.
 

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Source: Kugelberger, Fred et al (2003): <i>Does having 5 thingies in your pants correlate with not eating meat or animal products? We think it does.</i> in issue 5/03 of <i>New Journal of Multiple Genitals</i></div>
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<div class="quote-block">vegetarianism is more common in women, but veganism is more common in men. Couldn't find my sources though</div>
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The 2011 VRG survey and the 2008/9 (I've seen both years used to refer to a survey done in 2008) both address this. Veganism is more commen in men than women, lacto-ovo or lacto vegetarianism roughly 50/50 M/F, 'semi-vegetarianism' (eat veg often, but not always) is more common in women than men.<br><br>
One thing to note about these surveys - in neither case were the words 'vegetarian' or 'vegan' used.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>TheHRchannel</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3070918"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
As far as ethics go, it's more common in women since women tend to be more compassionate. Don't get me wrong, men can be compassionate too but it's just that more women do it.</div>
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Well, that obviously is purely anecdotal. I haven't done any real studies, either, but if men are less compassionate, I guess that it might be because they may indeed not want to risk their image with others who <i>believe</i> that men are less compassionate. I've seen at least some examples of inordinately selfish behavior both boys & girls and in both men & women, although it seems that for whatever reason, (cultural?) we generally pursue our desires through different methods.
 
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