Me being a vegetarian, vegan or whatever, is not about me saying that in order for women to be treated well you must be a vegan. It is not about that. It’s that there are ways to approach the treatment of animals, even if they’re raised for food consumption, that is humane. I’ll be the first to say that I don’t think that it’s unnatural for all humans to eat meat; I mean, we have a long history of doing so, you see tribes where, clearly, that’s all they had, feeding the people with the fish they caught.
I just want to make it clear that this is not something that I do as even a moral issue to enforce in others, it’s just a personal decision; what I do think that should be enforced is the humane treatment of all living creatures and, because of that, I believe that if your approach towards all life is humane and respectful, then that’ll apply for women or, you know, the people who are considered minorities even when we’re actually the majority. It’s all of that, just the completely illogical treatment of all of these things that is for the ill of everyone, and that’s why I think it’s very important to point out these things about women in all societies.
You said it, sister! Excellent quote.
Pretty brilliant interview in general, by the way. The only thing I do not like is the Urban Dictionary reference linked to for the definition of "Plague Rat". Since when is a Muffin a "lesser" Plague Rat? Muffin is what we were called in the early Opheliac era before rats were given particular significance in the Asylum show. I think both "muffin" and "Plague Rat" are affectionate terms that EA uses for us; that being said, I do not like the elitism that the given "Plague Rat" definition elicits. Maybe it's just me?