Your Very Vegetarian Guide to Thanksgiving

It’s November, Persephoneers! Chances are you’re writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, remember, remembering the 5th, and if you’re in the US, you’re possibly starting to think about that up and coming feast we like to celebrate toward the end of the month: Thanksgiving. This is the first of a 4-part series on how to cook traditional Thanksgiving dishes for non-omnivorous lifestyles.

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Parenthood Recap: He’s Leaving Again

I knew it was going to happen. I just knew it. This week on NBC’s Parenthood, Seth left. He took Drew out a few more times, made plans for Friday, then sheepishly told Sarah (his ex/Drew’s mom) that his band was headed out of town. I wanted to jump through the television screen and throttle him. Read More Parenthood Recap: He’s Leaving Again

Ethical Consumerism: Reconciling Politics and Shopping

Last week, equality advocates discovered that Chick-Fil-A’s charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation, specifically bars homosexuals from attending or using their retreat facilities. Their statement on the matter was “WinShape Retreat defines marriage from the Biblical standard as being between one man and one woman. Groups/Individuals are welcome who offer wholesome, educational conferences and programs that are compatible with Biblical values and WinShape’s purpose.”  At this news, many gay-rights advocates are calling for a boycott of Chick-Fil-A. What’s a good old southern gal who believes in marriage equality, but really loves her fried chicken and pickles supposed to do? And what effect do moral boycotts have, anyway? Read More Ethical Consumerism: Reconciling Politics and Shopping

What Paula Deen Taught a Vegetarian

I’ve been a vegetarian for nearly ten years. My reasons for going vegetarian are many, and it would take several more essays to fully explain why I choose to not eat meat. I’ve never really been fond of animal flesh, even as a child, and would only eat boneless, marinated meat that had been rendered unidentifiable. I have memories of being stuck at the dinner table for hours because I wouldn’t eat even try bite of fried fish. Read More What Paula Deen Taught a Vegetarian

Pyramid of Oppression

In the most random of moments, today I came across an article about the connections between the objectification of women and meat in advertisements. The article itself was about a conference that feminist author and animal rights advocate Carol J. Adams gave at Michigan State University. From the article about the conference: Read More Pyramid of Oppression