I have long wondered why hearing someone -- such as myself -- referred to as "a vegan" is a pet peeve of mine. Every time I've heard it over the past six years, though, it's bothered me, and I think I've figured out why. Language matters. The words we use can reflect or diminish agency, … Continue reading A Note on Language
Although most people overestimate the difficulty of transitioning to veganism, it is a lie to claim that it's a breeze. As with any lifestyle change, veganism requires an upheaval and reassessment of one's daily routine. There's a learning curve, to be sure, but once you've ironed out the wrinkles you can return to the automaticity … Continue reading The Worst Thing About Being Vegan
Jordan Peterson is part public intellectual, part anti-PC free speech crusader, and part self-help guru. He gained most of his fame opposing bill C-16, a Canadian statute that critics argue polices language and enshrines postmodernism into law. Since speaking out against the bill, Peterson has gained legions of fans online, many of whom attribute his … Continue reading What’s Behind Jordan Peterson’s Hostility to Veganism?