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Hey everyone, I've basically not been around this forum for most of the last year but I'm hoping to start posting again more frequently.<br><br>
In any case I wanted to get the opinion of Veggieboard posters on the issue of perceptions of vegetarianism and gender identity. Do you find that it is more acceptable in society for women to be vegetarian or vegan as opposed to men?<br><br>
I did a speech on it in my Vegan Toastmasters club (If you live in the LA area we'd love to have you visit) a few months ago.<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu76Yg-zTwI&feature=channel_video_title" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu76Y...el_video_title</a>
 

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Hey everyone, I've basically not been around this forum for most of the last year but I'm hoping to start posting again more frequently.<br><br>
In any case I wanted to get the opinion of Veggieboard posters on the issue of perceptions of vegetarianism and gender identity. Do you find that it is more acceptable in society for women to be vegetarian or vegan as opposed to men?<br><br>
I did a speech on it in my Vegan Toastmasters club (If you live in the LA area we'd love to have you visit) a few months ago.<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu76Yg-zTwI&feature=channel_video_title" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu76Y...el_video_title</a></div>
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I do... I think eating meat is still perceived as being manly, which I must still(somewhat) believe. So I think it's more readily accepted when females choose not to eat animals. Eating out with friends while I've got my garden salad, and the girls have their burgers or chicken. Something just feels weird about it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
And welcome back to the forum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I do... I think eating meat is still perceived as being manly, which I must still(somewhat) believe. So I think it's more readily accepted when females choose not to eat animals. Eating out with friends while I've got my garden salad, and the girls have their burgers or chicken. Something just feels weird about it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
And welcome back to the forum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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I agree with this, while I find a man who doesn't eat animals to be the sexiest thing, society still views meat as a manly dish. There was an episode of Seinfeld where his date thought less of him because he ordered a salad, to make up for it, on the next date he ate copious amounts of meat to make him seem manlier.
 

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It's starting to amaze me how many male vegans are bi-sexual. Makes me afraid scientists are going to kidnap me to do experiments to see why I'm a straight vegan male, cause I'm getting the feeling there's only like about 10 of us in the world.
 

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It's starting to amaze me how many male vegans are bi-sexual. Makes me afraid scientists are going to kidnap me to do experiments to see why I'm a straight vegan male, cause I'm getting the feeling there's only like about 10 of us in the world.</div>
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Don't worry, you'll come around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> Lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
Lol, I was wondering about that myself. We should be more worried about "scientists" assuming a relation between a vegan diet and homosexuality. That'd put a good dent in the cause <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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We've got another thread where we discuss the idea that women's maternal/nurturing instincts may/may not play a role in a decision to avoid animal cruelty.<br><br>
Also, there's the stereotype that only 'the gays' are vegetarian, making it even less likely for a regular straight man to think of vegetarianism.<br><br>
Plus, we grow up associating manhood with hunting and grilling big thick steaks.
 

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It's starting to amaze me how many male vegans are bi-sexual. Makes me afraid scientists are going to kidnap me to do experiments to see why I'm a straight vegan male, cause I'm getting the feeling there's only like about 10 of us in the world.</div>
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My dad is a straight vegetarian male, he doesn't even tell people anymore because of reactions.
 

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Also, there's the stereotype that only 'the gays' are vegetarian, making it even less likely for a regular straight man to think of vegetarianism.<br></div>
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Guys who think like that suck to be around no matter what you believe in, but no matter where you go, there they are.
 

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Guys who think like that suck to be around no matter what you believe in, but no matter where you go, there they are.</div>
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I dunno about that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I have an omni friend who is extremely homophobic, so I go out of my way to hug him and try to hold his hand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Nothing in the world is more entertaining than being able to make people feel uncomfortable.<br><br>
Oh yeah... and I'm also straight. Just weird <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I had a gay male friend in high school who was the most anti-veg person I ever met in my life. But that's my typical luck.</div>
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Lol. I have a gay friend now who's anti-veg, as is his boyfriend who hates me despite the fact we've never even met <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Lol, I guess weirdo's gotta stick together.
 

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Guys who think like that suck to be around no matter what you believe in, but no matter where you go, there they are.</div>
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Yes, they do.<br>
And, it gets even worse when they realize there's a real live vegetarian around.
 

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Yeah, I wonder if injecting liquid soy straight into my veins might make me more feminine, cause I'm feeling about as feminine as a monster truck crushing 20 yellow school buses right now.
 

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Yeah, I wonder if injecting liquid soy straight into my veins might make me more feminine, cause I'm feeling about as feminine as a monster truck crushing 20 yellow school buses right now.</div>
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Well... Owl City and Lights may be among my favourite artists <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> But aside from that...<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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im male, im vegetarian and i love women!</div>
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Just stay outta Canada and we wont have any problems <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Just stay outta Canada and we wont have any problems <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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aw schucks, im planning on immigrating north, eventually.<br><br>
and by planning i mean daydreaming.
 

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aw schucks, im planning on immigrating north, eventually.<br><br>
and by planning i mean daydreaming.</div>
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Hahaha, you're not alone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Think we're talking to a good dozen people who are wanting to move up here. If you liberate a mink farm, I'll give you a pass <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I had a Canadian Woman pick me up one time when my car broke down in Nevada. Oh christ she was freakin' hot.</div>
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She sounds hot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Lol. The west coast, beaches in Vancouver... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> -30 degree weather and the chicks are still wearing mini skirts. Love it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Edmonton with all the hippie stoner chicks. Ontario with the emo/punk thing going on. It's all good.<br><br>
But STAY OUT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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But STAY OUT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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That will work. I know exactly where to check if I suspect they're trying to smuggle anything south of the border.
 
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