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.
A friend on Facebook recently shared an article from Salon: “Is Michael Pollan a sexist pig?” He asked a few foodie friends what we thought, and since it looks like this piece is making the rounds, I wanted to touch on it here and see what you guys think, too!