Your Thoughts Thursday: Gender
Last week, my friend gave me a great idea for a YTT. She told me when she and her ex-husband got a divorce people kept asking her, “Do you think he’ll stay vegan now that you’re divorced?!” She found this insulting not only because they weren’t crediting veganism to his own personal beliefs and choices, but because he’d been vegan longer than her. This prompted her to wonder why society doesn’t give males enough credit to go vegan on their own, without a female “turning them”. And now that she mentions it, the vegan community does seem more female. Out of the 100+ vegan blogs I subscribe to in my reader, maybe 5 of them are males. Of course, it’s possible that females just feel more inclined to share their lives and connect through blogging, but I have to admit the vegan population seems more female. And what was up with that whole hegan trend earlier this year? Vegan males were being pinned by the media as going vegan solely for reasons of vanity. So my question is, Why do you think the general population doesn’t seem to think males can go vegan unless they’re “doing it for a woman”?
- If more women than men are vegan, why do you think that is?
- Is your partner vegan because of your influence?
- If so, are you accused of forcing your beliefs on them?
- Or if you went vegan after your partner, are they accused of forcing theirs on you?