veganism

  • Feminism
    Distiller Marianne Barnes

    This 28-Year-Old Vegan Master Distiller Is Pretty Much Our Favorite Woman Ever

    Marianne Barnes encompasses everything we love here at Skepchick: science, nerdery, women kicking ass, and booze. As the first female master Kentucky bourbon distiller at 28 years old, she’s an inspiration for whiskey geeks and women in STEM alike. Barnes is now at the helm of the upcoming Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, at the historical site of…

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  • Feminism

    Does Drinking Cow’s Milk Perpetuate Rape Culture?

    Short Answer: No. Long Answer: Fuck no. Unfortunately, it seems that we might need a more in-depth examination of this quandary, because a vegan Twitter account with over 20,000 followers tweeted this recently: https://twitter.com/VeganRevoIution/statuses/472448135072321536 Before discussing why this tweet, which bears a sentiment I’ve unfortunately heard echoed by many vegans, is so terrible, I think it’s important to acknowledge that…

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  • Activism

    “Animal Rights Come Before Religion,” according to Denmark

    A few days after a Copenhagen zoo sparked outrage for killing a healthy, young giraffe in order to “prevent inbreeding,” Denmark has announced that they would no longer allow religious exemptions for slaughter of animals (warning: headline picture at link is of slaughtered animal corpses). This primarily affects Jewish and Muslim people in Denmark, because in order for meat to be considered…

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  • Activism

    Why Vegan Values are Humanist Values

    A couple weeks ago, I gave a presentation to the Humanist Community of Central Ohio about “Why Vegan Values are Humanist Values.” It was a pretty laid back presentation that I had a lot of fun giving. Video is below the jump. :) If you’re video averse, don’t worry, I plan to write out everything I covered in my presentation. If…

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