Our brains are advanced pattern recognition machines. When we see something happen, we fit it into the deep neural web of symbology we have in our minds.

In this way, we use symbols as shorthand for communication without even realizing it. Fictional tropes are entirely made of these symbols. If…


If you’ve been on twitter the last few days you might be aware of the “Bad Art Friend” story.

I will summarize to the best of my ability, but you can find links to everything i talk about from this twitter account and this blog, which lays out what happened…


Fellow vegan activists, this one is for you. Have you recognized these behaviors in nonvegans when they realize you’re a vegan?

- Refusing to try vegan food, or restaurants, go to vegan events, meet at vegans homes, specifically only choosing nonvegan places to meet when gathering

- Lying or manipulation…


When you talk to most people who eat animals, they will tell you they love animals, and in fact may even deeply materially care for specific animals. Others make no pretense to care about the animals, but most people when seeing an animal in real life will feel an emphatic…


I want you to think about Manifest Destiny for a second. The idea that a whole continent is filled with new resources, foods, plants, discoveries just waiting for you, the European settler, to grasp out and take it. …


When most people think of veganism, they think of white hands holding a bundle of kale. Why is this?

Looking at a gallup poll, white people are actually lagging far behind people of color when it comes to abstaining from animal products.

That Better Be Vegan

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