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Ah yes. Where freedom of religion apparently means “freedom to extend religion to business and affect others with my religion.”On a side note, however, I would never support birth control pills because they increase the risk of cancer, are unhealthy in general, and are completely unnecessary when we have other methods, e.g. condoms, available. (And this is coming from someone who loathes condoms like the plague.) All other forms of birth control, bring it on. (I also support the sterilization of bigoted imbeciles but that’s for another day… sigh.)

Ah yes. Where freedom of religion apparently means “freedom to extend religion to business and affect others with my religion.”

On a side note, however, I would never support birth control pills because they increase the risk of cancer, are unhealthy in general, and are completely unnecessary when we have other methods, e.g. condoms, available. (And this is coming from someone who loathes condoms like the plague.) All other forms of birth control, bring it on. (I also support the sterilization of bigoted imbeciles but that’s for another day… sigh.)

On Yoga and Meditation

I just want to maybe teach yoga and get into a really good meditation practice and wake up early to listen to sadhana chants just because they’re pretty and study the body and its energy but not actually buy into the spiritual nonsense that seems to come with it all. Can I do that? Most yogis tend to think not. No, I don’t just mean treat it as a way to burn calories. Its mind/body effect is scientific. Let’s capitalize on that. We don’t need to believe in mystical beings or Sikhism or rites or anything else to gain extraordinary psychological and physical benefits from these practices.

I respect science and health because they’re real. Can we remake yoga and meditation scientific? Do we have to practice it EXACTLY like it was practiced 5,000 years ago to be a “real” yogi? Y’know, we’ve given up a lot of other nonsense over the last 5,000 years…

*sigh*

carnism-is:

269lifenetherlands:

These pictures are taking by dutch photographer and animal rights activist Remco stunnenberg in a pig-farm located in the Netherlands that holds a KDV(Keten Duurzaam varkensvlees) certificate, a label that should mean the farm is more animal ‘friendly’ and environmentally-friendly.
Take a look for yourself.

From their website, which boasts about animal welfare:

farmers Chain Sustainable Pork (KDV) must meet strict requirements in terms of animal welfare and the environment. Annually KDV checks whether farmers to these strict requirements and the farmers certified by an independent certification agency.

Wow, a whopping once per year someone comes out to make sure the farmer isn’t violating their supposedly strict criteria. It’s almost like humane meat is a load of bullshit, because viewing money and taste buds as superior to an animal’s life doesn’t real scream empathy and compassion. 

arocoun:

carnism-is:

I don’t get how it’s easier for people to believe we’re vegans because we want to feel “morally superior” or “righteous” towards everyone else than we actually just care about animals.

"I don’t eat chocolate because a lot of it is produced by enslaved children."
"Wow, that must suck for you.  I couldn’t do that."

"I don’t eat animal products because it hurts—"
"Don’t try to make me feel guilty, elitist prick!  YUM, BACON, HAHAHA!"

missmagrathea:

the only vegans that I’ve ever seen act “superior” are the ones who think they are better than other vegans because they don’t “shame people for eating meat” or because they don’t “shove their beliefs down non vegan’s throats.”

you don’t get any cool points for being the “cool vegan” who keeps quiet about animal abuse.

1 million times this

vegan-invader:

Vegetarianism First?
“We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong—and possibly more morally wrong—to consume dairy.”
http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/media/pdf/the-vegan-2010spring.pdfhttp://www.abolitionistapproach.com/vegetarianism-first/#.U_BPf_l5NyQ

vegan-invader:

Vegetarianism First?

“We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong—and possibly more morally wrong—to consume dairy.”


http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/media/pdf/the-vegan-2010spring.pdf

http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/vegetarianism-first/#.U_BPf_l5NyQ

justicecoming:

This is a cage-free egg farm. This supplier would be allowed to also call this farm “humanely raised” and depending on the feed, call it organic. Does it look humane to you? Does it look like they have any more space than a battery cage? They’re still debeaked. Still de-toed. The males are still ground up alive! And they’re still slaughtered. So what could possibly make this “humane”? That’s right, nothing.

justicecoming:

This is a cage-free egg farm. This supplier would be allowed to also call this farm “humanely raised” and depending on the feed, call it organic. Does it look humane to you? Does it look like they have any more space than a battery cage? They’re still debeaked. Still de-toed. The males are still ground up alive! And they’re still slaughtered. So what could possibly make this “humane”? That’s right, nothing.

carnism-is:

necessaryveganism:

Please stop saying veganism is elitist or privileged. 

Look at how small the “other meat” section is in most countries. You guys are calling Veganism restrictive and losing it over being asked to cut out primarily three types of meat and few other main types of animal products. Meat and animal products aren’t actually cheap either; it’s only barely affordable because we shovel massive subsidies into them, not because they’re low on resources and efficient to produce on a mass scale. Think about how much better off everyone would be plant based diets were even cheaper than they already are.

carnism-is:

necessaryveganism:

Please stop saying veganism is elitist or privileged. 

Look at how small the “other meat” section is in most countries. You guys are calling Veganism restrictive and losing it over being asked to cut out primarily three types of meat and few other main types of animal products.

Meat and animal products aren’t actually cheap either; it’s only barely affordable because we shovel massive subsidies into them, not because they’re low on resources and efficient to produce on a mass scale. Think about how much better off everyone would be plant based diets were even cheaper than they already are.

lettuceiscurrentlyinmyasshole:

punchdrunkprincess:

littlest-vegan:

vegansonplanetearth:

EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. THEM.

I bet u he still eats meat tho.

Jackson Galaxy is vegan!!!

it’s actually great because on his facebook page he’ll occasionally post something about animal rights or a vegan related tattoo he likes and the cat people who follow the page all shit themselves.

I realized I passed 100 followers at some point, which is both surprising and inspiring. To show that I’m not always a raging grouch, here’s a picture of me in an awesome shirt my husband bought me. And yes, that’s the Oatmeal’s gayroller print behind me. I painted the bathroom myself (as well as the master bath, which was far more torturous) and I’m pretty proud of it.

Thanks for following. :)

I realized I passed 100 followers at some point, which is both surprising and inspiring. To show that I’m not always a raging grouch, here’s a picture of me in an awesome shirt my husband bought me. And yes, that’s the Oatmeal’s gayroller print behind me. I painted the bathroom myself (as well as the master bath, which was far more torturous) and I’m pretty proud of it.

Thanks for following. :)