Are feminists morally required to be vegetarian or vegan?
This dilemma brings out some strong opinions, and here’s Celia Edell to share what it means to her – as a feminist vegetarian who doesn’t apply her choice to others.
She breaks down the main arguments for feminist vegetarianism, then explores the dilemma – if supporting the meat industry is destructive to equality in some ways, does that mean you have to give up meat to be a “good” feminist?
This issue is more complicated than it’s often presented, and Celia has some important points about how everyone is in a different position when it comes to including vegetarianism or veganism in their feminism. Does any of this information relate to your relationship with meat?
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Why Judging People for Buying Unhealthy Food Is Classist
- 5 Reasons Eating Less Meat Can Be Complicated (And How to Do It Anyway)
Celia Edell is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism, a freelance writer, and feminist philosopher. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from University of Western Ontario and is currently doing her masters degree in philosophy at University of Sheffield in England. Her interests include critical race theory, mental health awareness, and bad made-for-TV movies. She tweets and blogs under the name @.
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