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Classism and ableism in vegan politics

Veganism as a political movement operates on principles that are both classist and ableist. At the level of the individual, being vegan can be an environmental and moral standoff with the stubbornly omnivorous world around us. But when individuals seek change by gathering converts, they make harmful assumptions about the abilities and needs of their

Stop policing my food!

As someone in recovery from an eating disorder, I spend a lot of my cognitive resources thinking about food. I am constantly at war with the health-centric world around me, which conflates food with morality in ways that closely resemble my disordered patterns of thought. While it is perfectly reasonable to condemn corporations that profit

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