Location: United States
Joined Jun 03, 2012 at 11:19AM EDT
If the article is correct the reason it’s not working for her is for mental reasons rather than physical. Her obsession with vegan dieting led to an eating disorder. These diets don’t work for everyone as everyone’s body is different, but most people seem to get along fine being vegan or vegetarian.
As have I, it happens. Still, I see this more as a minority case than evidence that the diet is inherently unhealthy. At the end of the day, just do extensive research on whatever diet you choose and keep your doctor informed about your choices and your body will figure out what diet works for you.
Yes, evolution has required us to be omnivores in times when food is scarce
Yes, meats do contain certain nutrients that are good for the body (although whether they are entirely necessary or unable to be found in vegetarian foods is debatable)
But people, we aren’t living in the freaking stone age anymore. In the first world with our ample supply of food, vitamin supplements, and our ability to genetically alter food to give what we need from it, it’s arguably unnecessary to eat meat anymore. I still eat meat, it’s ok to still eat meat, but assumptions that people are going against nature by going vegetarian are dated as hell. Eating isn’t about survival anymore, it’s about being able to choose what we can eat and taking advantage of that choice. An omnivore diet is no healthier than vegetarian/vegan and vice versa. If it were so unhealthy for you then why aren’t our hospitals filled with vegans suffering from malnutrition?
Flexar already said they don’t take supplements for their diet and get along fine without it, and they also had a source to back their statement. Even if they did need supplements that doesn’t mean their diet is somehow flawed or more dangerous. If at the end of the day they get all the nutrients they need then what exactly is the problem? Vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore, it’s entirely possible to live off of these diets in the first world and treating one as being worse for your body than another is frankly delusional.
It seems the biggest reason for her changing over was more because she developed an eating disorder and less about lack of nutrients provided from a vegan diet. Yes, there are some people that can’t go vegetarian/vegan due to health reasons (I’ve known a couple of people in that case) but this seems to be more for mental health than physical. In general it’s pretty easy to provide yourself with the nutrients you need if you know what you’re doing which this woman seems to definitely know. Apologies if I’m reading into your post too much but I get a little annoyed when people think you’re missing out on necessary nutrients when you go on a vegetarian/vegan diet.
Weird, I’ve only seen boys do that to other boys
That is true, I’m sure a false claim can be punished in some way, even in the form of a lawsuit from the accused
Is it just me or are people in these comments reading into this way too much? I mean, I haven’t actually visited the page, but it seems to me to just be a blog for the purpose of posting pictures of hairy legs and saying it’s ok to not shave if you don’t want to. Some people just don’t wanna shave their legs, you know? I don’t really see anyone shaming women that shave. I’m sure a number of them are doing this to make a feminist point that nobody cares about but really it just looks like a support group to me.
Some women don’t want to shave their legs. I don’t blame them. shaving all that is a huge pain in the dick.
Really? Is it that hard to understand? Rape is an incredibly difficult crime to prove/disprove. If a rape case is dropped due to lack of evidence even though it actually happened it could easily be turned around on the victim and they could be charged for a false rape claim. That’s not good. Rape victims are already terrified of reporting their rapist and most don’t report it, adding a risk of being charged for a fake claim will make the rate of reports even lower. It would be nice if there was some way to discourage false claims but unfortunately there isn’t one that won’t end up making things more difficult for actual victims in the process.
There were like 7 people already there smashing the window, what exactly was the harm in recording the video? In fact, that video could be used for proof of what happened if police ever got involved
I suppose the whole point of the con was for multiple fandoms and communities to get together, sort of like the purpose for Tumblr itself, but IRL. Personally if something like this were put together reliably and acceptably I would’ve liked to go for the sake of looking at/buying art. Not for a $65 pass but that’s beside the point.
Bless you for posting this. Gave me quite the chuckle
The “boss” of this whole operation was 20 years old
Did anyone really expect this thing to work out?
$65 for a weekend pass is a ridiculous price for a dinky con on its first year with just a ball pit and bouncy castle. I could fucking buy a weekend pass for Pax East with that money.
I would support this except that would make someone that was actually raped less likely to confess due to the risk of them falsely getting charged for a fake rape claim. Rape victims as is already have an incredibly difficult time coming out and reporting the incident and with rape being an extremely difficult case to prove/disprove in most cases to begin with I think the last thing we want to do here is make it more difficult/risky for a victim to report an incident.
Oh christ my sides! This has to have been by far the best thing I’ve seen on the internet in a long time.
“The quarantine zone has no wi-fi”
The whole viral trend is for the sake of raising awareness for children and pets left in hot cars. The idea is if you feel what it’s like to sit in there for extended periods of time then you’ll be more inclined to not leave your kids in there. The term “challenge” is a bit misleading. Most people aren’t treating it like a game in this case. Also, the guy who originally made the video encouraged others to do it.
You missed out on great opportunity
This fuckin guy.
… I love you
I was being sarcastic about the sun never burning you thing. I myself got one bitch of a sunburn on my shoulders last week
You’ll never get burned sitting outside in the sun.
You see, that’s what I thought and hoped Men’s Rights would be about when I first heard about it but sadly when doing my own digging about the group there was more instances of what I’m mentioning than instances of what you are mentioning. To see my point, let me provide a source of my own with an article that holds links to plenty of MRA threads and forums. And in the case of rape jokes, I never said anyone could mind control anyone else, but when you discourage such disgusting trends and encourage reinforcing victims you’ll start to see a lot less assholes out there. Your argument could also be said about any fight in past decades about women’s roles in society. No mind control was needed to change the mindset that treating women as stupid was ok.
When someone says “feminism isn’t needed in the first world” and “feminism is a sexist movement” I’m going to assume you are uneducated on the subject and got all your information from 4chan. Literally the best case of why feminism is needed in the first world is right next to this article on the trending bar: “Jada’s Sexual Assault Case”. It literally became a trend on twitter to start making fun of a sexual assault victim, and femists across the internet were there to support her and put a stop to the disgusting trend, and you’re going to tell me feminism isn’t needed in the first world? Say what you want about the “rape culture” debate but we still need feminists out there to support those victims that get nothing but ridicule. You are wasting your time by only giving attention to the bad side of the feminist movement.
Oh, and one small thing about the MRA movement. While I and many real feminists out there agree that men have their own issues around their gender, the MRA movement is a complete joke mostly comprised of people that want to bring gender roles back to the 40s. I would love to see the movement get its shit together and do some good for the world, but right now it deserves no respect from anyone.