yeah, i’m pro-life, too. i love life. i mean when i get up in the morning, i am definitely like, ‘man, this whole life thing…awesome.’ but being pro-life has nothing to do with abortion i think we are all pro-life. but we are not all anti-choice. sorry, bro.
Wouldn’t it be more appropriate, then, for him to say, “I’m pro-choice, not pro-abortion”? That seems like what he’s trying to say. Because in Roe v. Wade speak, “pro-life” definitely implies “anti-choice” but when “pro-choice” doesn’t mean “pro-abortion”. I don’t really think anyone is pro-abortion. Abortion at all costs, all the time.
Well, on second thought, maybe some population-control-oriented people are pro-abortion.
The worst part about Glee's transphobia is they allowed one of the cis male characters to say "tranny" but censored the word Transsexual. So blatant trans-misogynstic insults are fine, but actual terminology is offensive. ...Yup, Fuck Glee.
Today, I combed my hair and there was all this baking soda residue on the comb.
Which is because I wash my hair with baking soda + water. And I usually don’t condition with apple cider vinegar + water because I don’t have a bottle for it/I frequently forget to.
So today, instead of shampooing (baking soda), I just conditioned (vinegar). We shall see what happens.
Also, is it weird that I now find shaved or waxed body hair kind of disturbing? I mean, I am basically a mountain creature with my thick, black fuzz, but I find everyone more attractive when they’re kind of hairy.
I mean fuck, we went over this ad nauseum a while ago tumblr. Western Global Veganism assumes that everyone has the class privilege and abled privilege to be able to afford and live off of healthily vegan options.
And it also privileges western culture and demands cultures that refuse the heavy tech required to make veganism work destroy themselves and be subsumed. Which is ridiculously colonizing, imperialistic and culturocentric/racist (as the case may be).
Including towards Native cultures here.
Which means true Global veganism can never be achieved without genocide and colonization and a level of agricultural technology beyond us currently.
Cuz yanno, growing the soy and etc for vegan options still kills hundreds of thousands of animals and destroys habitats, making veganism as an element of animal liberation an exercise in hypocritical denial based bullshit.
Not to mention the many people whose bodies cannot sustain themselves without meat and/or dairy.
As a vegan…I have to totally agree with this analysis of Western veganism. It’s not realistic to expect the world to go vegan. Or even right. And that bit about colonization and genocide is totally accurate—attempting to convert so-called “Third Word” countries to veganism would be no different from European colonists attempting to convert Native Americans to Christianity. Veganism is irrelevant to them just as Christianity was irrelevant to the Native Americans before we killed most of them. I mean, veganism is an acceptable option in our culture mainly because of how the animals in our meat/dairy industry are treated simply as products, or as machines, and not as sentient beings (which is really they are). But globally, you’re right. Not everyone can afford to be vegan—either monetarily or based on food supply. And in the case of non-veganism/non-vegetarianism in other countries and cultures that are less class-privileged than ours (which, honestly, is most of them), you’ll see that something like the hunt is far more equal—mainly because there is a hunt in the first place instead of just a trip to the grocery store to buy meat that was raised on a factory farm.
therefore we are built or designed to consume other organisms. both plants and animals. so while i completely and 100% respect vegans and vegetarians, SOME of the things that SOME people say just make me wonder. there’s nothing wrong with eating meat, guys. or eggs. or other animal products. it’s not disgusting and/or unnatural. a human ancestor didn’t just one day decide to kill a bird and eat it for shits and giggles.
….yeah ignore me. just had to say that.
nothing wrong with veganism or vegetarianism. not at all, sometimes i admire vegans and vegetarians. but i don’t eat excessive amounts of animal products and really don’t think there’s anything strange or ridicule-worthy about it.
I just need this on my blog.
Most of the vegetarians and vegans that I know only do it because of the treatment of the animals. They have ridiculously strong morals and do not stand for that shit.
Loverwife is right. I’m a vegan for precisely those reasons. Mostly, it’s today’s treatment of animals as products that makes consumption of animal products so disgusting. And the hormones that you might not realize go into your meat, eggs, and dairy. But you have to realize that cow’s milk, for example, is intended for calves, just as honey is intended as bee food. Some will argue that the cow “must” be milked, or suffer pain, but the truth of the matter is that this milk would be used by the calf if the calf were not torn away from the mother at such an early age to be crated for veal, or to be pumped up into a dairy cow. There is only an excess because humans have designed the system that way for our own benefit, at the cost of animals’ well-being. With honey, we are scraping honeycombs at the risk of bees’ lives. That may sound ridiculous to you at first glance, but look at your vegetables and then look at bee colony collapse disorder, which is very real, and try to tell me that bees aren’t important.
And granted, some animal products, such as goat’s/cow’s milk and wool, would not be so disgusting if we lived in a more communal and loving manner with animals and granted them the freedom to eat healthy foods and to run around. Honestly, I don’t have a problem with many animal products in a communal setting. I will always have a problem with honey, though. It’s so invasive to get it. Plus, agave is just as good.
But meat is and always will be disgusting to me because as someone who has spent most of her life around animals, loving animals, viewing animals as highly sentient/moody/intelligent equals, meat-eating is just cannibalism to me. But because it would render our entire way of life unethical to recognize it, many people turn a blind eye to the sentience of animals. Plus, I can live sufficiently healthy on a diet completely excluding animal products. I can. I don’t need meat, eggs, or dairy.
Pretty much, I think everyone should read this post. She’s got it down-pat.
Hey there! So I saw your post about thinspo, and Google searches aren’t very enlightening on the subject. I’ve not encountered the word very much, could you explain to me what it is? I gather it’s a pro-anorexia thing, but to what extent? Does it actively encourage people to be that thin? Because the pics are pretty scary. :S Thanks. - thesceptic
Thinspo is an abbreviation of thinspiration (you might get more out of your Googling with that term than thinspo).
There are a few thinspo tumblrs floating around that post low-cal recipes and shocking before and after pictures. They also post quotes encouraging followers not to eat, heavily photoshopped images of women that are severely underweight as well as pro-anorexia ideas.
They’re almost all focused on women and fitting into a model-esque physique at any cost. That’s why I have a problem with it. Thinspo blogs aren’t blogs that encourage fitness or overall health; they encourage extreme weight loss with no regard to health, nutrition, or attainability and it’s promoted mostly towards young teenage girls. It’s actually quite sad because it really does encourage not eating, over-exercising, and an overall unhealthy lifestyle. I know that when I looked at a few thinspo tumblrs all it made me feel was shame about my body rather than inspiration to exercise or whatever, I imagine that’s how other people feel as well.
I follow fatspo blogs and fat acceptance blogs instead, if you’re looking for the opposite of thinspo. Here are some I follow:
http://tocrywolf.tumblr.com -Whether you would class the images on that page or not as child porn I do not know, but its a little weird none the less and I think it would be a good idea to report it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
I did this like five minutes ago. I find it sketchy, and the sexuality behind it makes me nauseous. It’s one thing when you’re tastefully posting photographs of nudistsincluding children on communes, and just naked people in general. My good friend Kelsey does this marvelously on her blog. But when you’re only showing photos of nude or seminude prepubescent boys from questionable sources (like, there are naked boys playing pool, but why?), sometimes captioned with smiley faces and “Tehe” that’s when your blog becomes questionable.