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When Vegans Should Not Use the Word “Vegan”

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One of my goals has always been to take the word “vegan” out of the box called “vegan.” My goal is constantly thwarted by

*vegans overusing the word vegan
*the use of “vegan” to refer to food as well as people
*advocates who tell people to “go vegan”
*the attempt by some vegans to narrow the definition and make the word “vegan” refer to every social problem that exists in the world

If you call yourself vegan or have ever been told you can’t call yourself vegan, this episode is for you.


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