A while ago I was asked a question
on Tumblr, and in my response, I mentioned that I do not identify as a
feminist, however I do support equality. I was almost immediately attacked by
the feminist side of Tumblr, and I was accused of internalised misogyny.
I received countless messages
of the definition of feminism, and they attempted to make me look ignorant by
highlighting the fact that the definition stated that feminism was a movement
that did in fact represent the equality of both sexes.
If you know me, I am sure you
would be aware that I used to be a devoted feminist. I sided with social
justice warriors, without even thinking about what I was perpetuating. It wasn’t
until I started thinking for myself that I realised how problematic feminism actually
Despite the definition stating
that feminism is a movement that strives for equality, I realised that the idea behind what feminism is today is not
what the idea behind the terminology was meant to represent. Feminism is not synonymous with equality and it has more or
less become a moment that advocates for female supremacy.
Now this is not to say that I
feel the same way about the first and second waves of feminism. The first wave
of feminism that began in the 18th century focused on issues like
women suffrage (that is the right to vote), and overturning the legal obstacles
to gender equality. The second wave of feminism drew attention to issues like sexuality,
family, the workplace, reproductive rights, domestic violence and marital rape.
The goal of feminism was for women to achieve equal rights to men, and we reached that (in the first world). But third wave feminism
(modern day feminism) is ultimately causing more issues to focus on and new
goals to achieve.
Equality, in the western world at least, has been achieved. Why don’t feminists devote their
time and energy into helping our sisters in the third world? Rather than
fighting to show our nipples in public.
I just no longer
want to be a part of such a hateful community, they are extremely vicious to non-feminists
and even each other. Even Emma Watson was crucified for not being radical
enough. There are also so many different types of feminists in the community and it has become such a joke? Like you have the feminists who are against porn
because they claim it objectifies women, and then you have feminists who make
porn because they claim it empowers women. You have feminists who do not want
to be objectified because of their anatomy, but then you have feminists
marching at women’s rights rallies dressed up as vaginas? And worst of all you
have the radical feminists, who literally admit that they strive for female
supremacy and some of them even wish to eradicate men from the planet.
The point I am
trying to make is that the feminist community has so many different beliefs and
views that it has naturally become so hateful and problematic. I hardly speak
about my own beliefs because I know that it is not worth opening myself up to a
whole wave of hatred and pure viciousness.
Sorry for ranting
y'all, but I am genuinely just tired of being crucified for not being a feminist,
so I hope this makes some of you understand that I am not the antichrist, I
just want to live in peace and harmony.
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People ask me why I’m vegan. I say “ethical and health reasons”… I lie… the real reason is that all vegans have one goal. We’re gonna eat the world clean of vegetables and anything plants. Slowly slowly, we join forces and try to destroy the earth. We eat crops, forests, fields and more. You think rabbits destroyed your garden? No, it is us. The vegans. We ate your plants. We’ll come back for the rest of the grass. There’s only one danger out there, it is us. We cannot be stopped. Due to active campaign and “awareness”, our army has grown. You had your chances long ago. Now it’s too late. Be prepared, because the earth will be ours.
NO NEED FOR MEAT✌🏼️🌿💛 we live in a world where we can get everything we need, enjoy an incredible range of delicious food, be perfectly healthy and THRIVE, without the need to harm other beings. The question isn’t why am I vegan, it’s why would I NOT be?🌟
In love with this jumper from @wholesomeculture designed by my gal @kris_the_cat which sums it up perfectly! They’ve been kind enough to give you all 15% OFF too with the code ‘vegan15’, just head the link in their bio🙏🏼
So like, why are the vast majority of posts with the vegan tag about food? (The food pics never end! Don’t get me wrong, it all looks delicious…) But, it’s no wonder people think that eating plant based means that you’re vegan…
I’m not saying that we shouldn’t make food pic posts; but I am saying that I want more posts with good vegan discussion. We’re doing this for the animals, right? Then let’s talk about THEM. They’re dying every day, millions of them! Can’t that be what compels us to speak? Animal rights are what matters the most, not what I ate for breakfast.
There’s this question I get asked every once in a while: “Why did you turn vegan all of a sudden?” My answer is always the same: “I never turned vegan. I was born vegan, like every other human being. And like most people I was turned into a carnist. It just took me a long time to get rid of my cultural programming and be who I truly am.
Why can't you have dairy? Are you lactose intolerance? If you are then I feel your pain, I am lactose intolerance too :(
sadly it’s new we figured out in december which was fun so now i call myself vegan - eggs (like minus) bc i can only eat eggs :-) i’ve always been a picky vegetarian who ate cheese constantly and it just sux
Yep. I think this is why I bite my nails at night. It’s an unconscious thing, but usually happens when I’m spinning too many plates in my life. That’s ok! Life is for living and switching nail polish every three days is a great problem to have💗
In other news, it looks like I’m doing Toughest Mudder in March in L.A. That’s a five mile Tough Mudder loop that starts at midnight and ends at 8am. This incidentally qualifies you to run World’s Toughest Mudder… The best part is that I’ll be running on a team for the first time (With Anna and Channing, if you’re up-to-date on my girlfriends who run) and doing a snapchat takeover for Obstacle Racing Media if you want to check out a night race with me💃🏼
Every time I see or hear ignorant comments about vegans, I always remember that I once laughed at a vegetarian for eating a vegetable sub from subway. I asked her why she bothered eating that ‘lame’ (I called it lame) sub. At one point, I was ignorant as fuck too.
Hey there :) I've been asked by a christian friend of mine what my views as a vegan are on abortions and why I am supporting the right to have an abortion while valuing animal life that much. I gave her some arguments, but told her I would send her some answers from other vegans, since youre also religious like she is, could you please give me your opinion on this topic? Sorry for my bad english btw and thank you for the amazing work youre doing w your blog!
I’m not a fan of people who expect you to explain your beliefs. I believe in the value of life in animals. I believe in the value of life in people. That means respecting people’s desire to do what they want with their body. I don’t really see the conflict.
Like I said in my last text blog post thingy, I’m starting a cut to just… lose weight again. I’m sitting at roughly 172lb probably (haven’t weighed myself, probably won’t tbh because it’s not— quite healthy for me.)
Why am I doing this?
Said important girl to me that I visited in Cali plans on visiting me mid-July, and I went: why the hell not. When I see her again I want to be a better version of myself: stronger, leaner, everything.
And? The special part? I’m gonna be vegetarian. (For the most part.)
Like, the SoCal vegetarian/vegan food scene is so… good. I had one of the best donuts of my life, this vegan blueberry cake donut from the donuttery. There was the chaffle from seabirds caffe (a fucking CHURRO WAFFLE WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM) that was VEGAN???? and last but not least, the fricken beyond burger from veggie grill that still permeates my dreams.
Is this vegetarian diet permanent? Maybe, maybe not. I know protein will be an important thing to hit (and I’ll cover my macro split, phases, and workout routine in the coming weeks). I live in Texas and being vegetarian/vegan isn’t easy, but it’s certainly possible. It’s about time to get summer shredded (#Avatar shreds) anyways. Thanks, everyone, for supporting me. ❤
& this was just a quick & easy & light vegan dinner on a budget i made today… as i am taking a course, my whole daytime is busy & at the end i am quite tired… so i had already~made butternut squash soup + bread & organic hummus + lettuce & pear tomatoes & beet (with nutritional yeast + himalayan salt + dried parsley + malt vinegar)
the reason why i have been sharing these very simple meals is because i really believe you can be vegan without having much money, even in the uk where food can be quite expensive… so only a raise of awareness on if you are not vegan because you have this idea that it is very expensive, it truly isn’t. it’s all about learning & being conscious. & about making your health & how you feel a priority! give it a try ~ it is so very simple & i have been vegetarian for 8 years now & i am still learning everyday! just felt like sharing! infinite love to all you! ~