Let’s just come out and say it. Veganism is stigmatised. Yes even in 2020.
It’s been a while since we became vegan, so we’re a little out of touch. But every now and then, we see the comments.
“Ah, there go those vegans again.”
“Those bloody vegans are everywhere.”
It’s subtle, but it’s there.
We wonder, is this stigma creating a barrier for more people to be vegan? Are people merely not trying a vegan lifestyle on the principle of not being those “people” instead of focusing on the objectively positive reasons to be vegan?
In this episode, we discuss the sometimes detrimental brand of veganism and how it’s potentially hurting the movement.
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Things mentioned in this episode
- Vegan Stigma: A Barrier To Dietary Change
- The ‘V’ Word: The Stigma Surrounding Veganism
- Owning Your Identity
- Challenging The Stigma of Animal Activism
- Vegan family claims they have ‘lost friends,’ get ‘bullied’ over lifestyle
- Vegetarians, vegans ‘hated and bullied in Australia’, author says
- “If I became a vegan, my family and friends would hate me:” Anticipating vegan stigma as a barrier to plant-based diets