Ramses IV wrote:eternal luna wrote:thecommabandit wrote:Whenever people find out that I'm vegetarian their first sentence is usually "You're vegetarian?". After that it's either "I could never do that. I like meat too much." or they try to convince me that I should eat meat. Srsly, STFU plz. It's very rare I'd care much what you think about it, even if you're my best friend in the world ever who incidentally doesn't mention it at all until he finds himself eating meat in front of me and asks me if it's ok (it is) and then carries on.
THIS. Exactly. And then I get people who keep on telling me every fucking time I'm offered meat and politely refuse with a "Sorry, I'm a vegetarian" that I'm not really a vegetarian because I drink milk. Over and over and over again. Why the fuck do you get to dictate this? I don't eat meat, of any kind. I don't eat egg. There are people out there who call themselves fucking vegetarians when they eat fish! And chicken! And when asked about it, they say, "Well, fish are ugly, so I don't feel bad about eating them." Gah.
You'd still be a vegetarian, just not a vegan. A vegan does not eat any sort of animal products. A vegetarian just doesn't eat meat. And you're right. I have little respect for so-called "vegetarians" that eat seafood.
It's near impossible for those people to actually come up with a justifiable reason for their 'vegetarianism', if they only do it selectively.
Which is also the only thing I'd really want to say to someone who mentioned they are vegetarian (about it obviously. I don't hate you all and refuse to talk to you)... ask them why they are vegetarian. I always find it interesting to ask people with stances on things that aren't the default one why they are like that.
@luna: is there a reason you are only vegetarian, and not vegan? I've found that quite a few people who claim to be doing it for the animals sake also like to claim that dairy cows, etc. are treated badly in captivity, and it's therefore wrong to have milk/cheese/whatever... (I wouldn't know for sure, really, whether they are or not)