By Anonymous - 04/03/2016 20:22 - United States - Newark
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Seriously though, stand up for yourself. Even though she's a vegan, doesn't mean you have to be. It's you choice, she should respect that. (And this is coming from a vegan, just letting you know not all of us are that bat-shit demanding of other people.) Also sorry about your dad, perhaps you should encourage him to believe in himself a little more?
It's nice to know not all vegans are insane. I went vegetarian almost two years ago and I've gotten a lot of flack from both vegans and omnivores, but the worst of it was from vegans. The behavior of those individuals doesn't encourage people to even consider going vegan. I've considered it myself, but I've been completely put off by their attitudes (really at this point the only thing I would have to change is my diet, since I use cruelty free and vegan products as much as possible otherwise). It just feels like a community that should be supportive and welcoming would only look down its nose at those who aren't like them or whose efforts just aren't good enough. Even the fact that I have a cat (a rescue) seemed to be something that made me a pariah.
I was in a Facebook group for animal rights or something like that. An argument over something completely different turned into harassment by vegans saying how I was such a terrible person for not being vegan, making me feel like shit even when I told them I just wanted them to stop, and basically saying no matter what you do to help if you aren't began you can't say you're an animal lover. I don't mind if you're vegan, but so many unfortunately represent it very badly.
Tell your step mom that if she excepts you to respect her views, she has to respect yours. Also tell your dad that he should stick up for his daughter and not let your step mom bitch you out for no good reason.
Well respecting somebodies beliefs is like if they believe in God. But the fact is that animal agriculture is responsible for 91% of Amazon rainforest destruction, uses 1/3 of the worlds fresh water, and is responsible for 51% of CO2 emissions. The fact is that eating meat is really creating a shitty world for your children.