Anonymous asked: I respect the fact that you are vegan but does that mean you are not religious? You don't believe God put animals on this earth for us humans?
I’m a atheist, I’ve never been religious at all, even growing up. Even if I was, I wouldn’t think any kind of god would put animals on this earth to be enslaved, abused and killed because of human selfishness. We should be protecting them. Animals exist for their own reasons, we don’t own them, or this planet.
If only white people were this adamant about human beings. My God, would this world have been a better place for our people of color. Instead of giving a fuck about some damn animals…
Hey, did you know it’s possible to have great concern for multiple things? Did you know that there are vegans (like me) who are POC and don’t appreciate being erased? Did you know that we grow so much food we could feed virtually all hungry people, most of whom are POC, but we’d rather feed it to livestock? Did you know that people of color in poor countries have their land violently stolen without compensation to grow crops for livestock in rich countries? Did you know POC are overworked, abused, underpaid, and otherwise exploited to grow crops for livestock? Did you know slaughterhouses use migrant POC to do physically and mentally dangerous work in slaughterhouses while overworking and under compensating them? Did you know that industries that thrive on animal exploitation also thrive on exploitation of people of color and that’s one of the reasons why I’m a vegan?
I bet you wouldn’t give a damn if someone devoted all their time and money to rescuing dogs from kill shelters, so let’s get to what you’re actually upset about; people inconveniencing you by telling you what’s wrong with animal exploitation.
Help save a 16 year-old trans girl of color from being put in a mens adult prison with NO crimes charged on her by emailing Commissioner Katz.
She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/
I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email
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Anonymous asked: why are you a feminist???
because people are still asking that question
because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions
because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal
because of this:
because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)
because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc
because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult
because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky
because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape
because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations
because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive
because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’
because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product
because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end
because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.
because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies
because how can you not be
Another one of my vegan rants
I want to take a closer look at the oh-so common carnist phrase, “it’s my personal choice”
Right! Personal is when it affects only the person making the choice, correct? So this well overused bullshit excuse is a big fat lie. Eating meat, dairy and eggs does not affect just the consumer, but millions of animals as well. This immediately crosses out the “personal” part of this choice. What it leaves you with is people desperately grasping at whatever they excuse they can make up to justify themselves.
If your decision really was personal, millions of animals lives would not be tossed away so carelessly. But, then again, you carnists are choosing to continue your destructive rampage and scream out “ITS PERSONAL!!!11!!1!!!!!”, but why? How does that even make it okay? You personally want to choose to have animals raped, tortured and slaughtered for your sooooo important taste buds?
You personally want to be held accountable for this? Look at what is being done in the eyes of an animal, and tell me your “personal choice” is really personal.
In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.
I really want to go vegan. Get a juicer, make scrumchess animal free foods and drink tea. Can I has this?
Do it! Make it happen! I believe in you and it’s actually gonna be really easy! Try it & let me know if you have questions.
If you’re upset with the abuse of dogs and cats that you can see, do get equally angry with the abuse of cows and pigs that you cannot see, for that offence was committed in full confidence of no intervention because it was hidden from sight from the very start.