These days there’s much talk about body image. Women and young girls who dare to post photos of themselves looking different from the current ideal receive negative comments and even threats. As a reaction to all this we are now supposed to love our overweight and less than toned bodies.
Personally I couldn’t care less how other people choose to portray themselves. After all, it’s their lives. None of my business. Incidentally, it always seems to be females. Men seem to have no problem loving themselves without posing photos online or elsewhere. But that’s a different (though related) matter.
However, I reserve the right to hate my body, while still liking my personality. Being a good person doesn’t require having a perfect or attractive body. So yes, I kind of like myself but kind of hate my body. I’m not going to apologize for that.
Source: wildhoofbeats.com Water is life, especially for nursing mothers by Carol J. Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation The BLM has produced a Determination of NEPA Adequacy instead of an Environmental Assessment for the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area and this is a plan that will be in effect for […] […]
”My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.” Barack Obama ”America was founded on immigrants. The immigrant experience is common to all of us.” Nia Vardalos I hope you will sign and share the following petitions concerning the appalling treatment of immigrant children in the […]
Happy Midsummer everyone!
The Leaping Bunny Program empowers consumers and helps convince companies to move towards more effective, non-animal testing methods that do not cause animals to suffer and die.
Check it out here.
I just thought I’d mention that while I’m waiting for my ‘real’ homepage to get back up again, I’m going to use my other links blog. Unlike this one, it will be about history, language, fandom etc. Occasionally, I might post something more, but mostly it will just be links. So if you’re interested in any of that, you’re welcome to drop by and take a look.
I recently read an article/blog post about a recent survey where most people apparently said that they dislike the term ‘vegan’ and prefer the term ‘plant-based’. (I’m sorry, but I can’t find that link so you’ll just have to take my word for it).
If I’ve understood the differences correctly, plant-based means being more healthy than people who are just vegan. Actually, one definition I read was this: vegans can eat (vegan) oreos but plant-based people can’t, even though the oreos are vegan.
It seems that most people dislike us vegans for various reasons. I’m sorry to hear that, but it won’t make me change my mind. Being vegan is what I’m all about. I’m vegan for the animals. That doesn’t mean I’m not also vegan for my own health, for the environment and for other people too, even if they don’t appreciate it, but the animals came first. One of my earliest memories is thinking I’d like to live in a world where there were only animals and animal lovers (I wouldn’t mind having plants too). I must have been four or five.
I agree that all animals have inherent value and deserve to be treated with dignity. They should not be commodified and their rights should be protected by law.
Sign the declaration here.