What thus currently motivates me to break my silence about the aforementioned anti-vegan tantrum is the recent perpetuation of a profoundly disturbing double standard. Vegans endure a slow drip of mockery from the dominant culture, most of it a lot quieter than the examples supra, and they generally (and wisely) react with a roll of the eyes and a shrug. No need to get all hot and bothered about the small stuff. But—and here comes the paradox—the moment a vegan has the nerve to monkey wrench the status quo with a little social-media vituperation of his own, it’s worthy of a leading news story. National news story.
20 May 2013 Leave a comment