Vegan stereotypes do us all a disservice. You can be a healthy vegan or a junk food vegan, or somewhere in the middle. It takes all kinds.
Can the new Perdue animal welfare standards really change an industry that exploits both humans and animals?
What makes it okay for us to eat one species and love another?
I have been a vegan for over 15 years. I have been a man for over 35 years. When I went vegan, I never felt particularly troubled as a man by the decision to stop eating meat and other animal products. I was aware of the caricature of vegetarians in popular culture, which attaches femininity (which is “bad”) to any and all things “veg,” but my process of going vegan was very simple: Could I continue living in a way that did, or even could, cause harm and suffering to other beings.