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 Post subject: Weirdest vegan questions??
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:04 pm 
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So, most annoying people just ask me if I would breastfeed my baby. Clearly not understanding the whole reasoning behind being vegan, that's one of the world's stupidest questions to ask a vegan.

But recently, I was asked a pretty weird and vulgar question. "Do vegans eat human semen?"

Has anyone else been asked this ridiculous question???????? Or any other ridiculous questions?!?! I'm curious and hope to god I'm not the only person who's bombarded with weirdness.

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Yeah, "Do you swallow???" is a traditional vegan-trolling question.

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Yeah, "Do you swallow???" is a traditional vegan-trolling question.

LOLZ ANIMAL PRODUCTS AMIRITE GUIZ



OMG is so awk. I don't get people. Damn trollz....

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I came up with a good response for if vegans swallow: as long as you're not blowing a pig, it's fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Weirdest vegan questions??
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Before I became vegan (I was vegetarian), I worked with one and I actually wondered that very thing in earnest! I never actually asked her about it (because, manners), but I honestly wanted to know. I also didn't want to risk looking up the answer on the family desktop (this was before the age of smartphones). I realize now how silly that was!


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These types of comments are very common from Internet trolls. "Can vegans eat p***y" is another one I see on reddit from time to time. The sincere question to troll ratio is probably like 1 to 10000, so it's best to just ignore them.

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Dave the Cat wrote:
I came up with a good response for if vegans swallow: as long as you're not blowing a pig, it's fine.


I've used that before!! :D *high five*

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My Grandma asked me if I could eat cucumbers. I know the vegan concept is baffling for an 85 year old that grew up in Depression-Dust Bowl era Oklahoma, but that was a clunker.


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choirqueer wrote:
Dave the Cat wrote:
I came up with a good response for if vegans swallow: as long as you're not blowing a pig, it's fine.


I've used that before!! :D *high five*


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Happivore wrote:
These types of comments are very common from Internet trolls. "Can vegans eat p***y" is another one I see on reddit from time to time. The sincere question to troll ratio is probably like 1 to 10000, so it's best to just ignore them.

I was asked this IN PERSON! lol I would love to ignore it, but I just didn't know what to say?! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Weirdest vegan questions??
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D'oh! Wrong thread. I've asked the mods to move it. Sorry all!


Even though it was the wrong thread, I totally sympathize with everything you've said! Especially when my coworkers make ordering food more complicated! Also, I would just really rather not have certain people know I'm vegan to avoid the ridiculous questioning, taunting, and REALLY dumb questioning like "Is chicken vegan?" (I've been asked that more than once).

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Veggiebeat wrote:
Before I became vegan (I was vegetarian), I worked with one and I actually wondered that very thing in earnest! I never actually asked her about it (because, manners), but I honestly wanted to know. I also didn't want to risk looking up the answer on the family desktop (this was before the age of smartphones). I realize now how silly that was!


haha I guess it's fair to wonder if you don't understand the reasons behind going vegan (mainly to avoid animal cruelty)... I just get confused when people ask - like, am I hurting or harming another living being against their will while performing said inappropriately questioned act? No? Then obviously it's vegan!

Like, if a cow walked up to me and said "Dude, I really don't want all this milk in me, do you want some?", I think I would be okay with drinking milk in that one instance.

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 Post subject: Re: Weirdest vegan questions??
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My favorite is the time my partner and I ran into one of his colleagues in Whole Foods. We were chatting about all the goodies there (and their exorbitant price tags), and she started talking about the cheese section and asked if we'd tried some cheese or other. When I said we were vegan she asked me to clarify (no meat, no eggs, no dairy), and then asked, "Not even ham?" Which was hilarious because it was A. so random (of all the things to pop into someone's head, why ham? I've had the cheese and ice cream questions a lot, but that's the only time someone's gone for ham!), and B. made me think of Steven the Vegan. Somehow I kept a straight face and answered, "Nope. Not even ham," but we laughed our heads off once we were in the car.

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 Post subject: Re: Weirdest vegan questions??
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tracerswarner wrote:
Happivore wrote:
These types of comments are very common from Internet trolls. "Can vegans eat p***y" is another one I see on reddit from time to time. The sincere question to troll ratio is probably like 1 to 10000, so it's best to just ignore them.

I was asked this IN PERSON! lol I would love to ignore it, but I just didn't know what to say?! :)
"Well your mother certainly thought so last night" is definitely what I would definitely not say in that circumstance.

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 Post subject: Re: Weirdest vegan questions??
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I always get "can you eat fish?" Are fish plants? And I will also get "Can you eat gluten?" Is Gluten an animal?


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Are fish plants....is gluten an animal?


...Where do you meet these people?

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Kal wrote:
I always get "can you eat fish?" Are fish plants? And I will also get "Can you eat gluten?" Is Gluten an animal?


I get these all the time. People really don't think of fish as animals. And they confuse veganism with gluten-free. I've also been denied bread because they thought I couldn't eat yeast.


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Happivore wrote:
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Are fish plants....is gluten an animal?


...Where do you meet these people?


Oh I wasn't clear enough. The are fish plants and is gluten an animal is the question I ask them in a very sarcastic tone. It is not a question that they are asking.

It is kind of like
Person: Can you eat fish?
Me: Are fish animals?
Person: Yes.
Me: Then no

I probably should have put an "um" in front of the question.

Funny thing is, people do buy me gluten free stuff thinking that gluten is not vegan. And why do people think yeast is not vegan?


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I really think if you are asked this again, you should respond with, "What, like in baked goods and stuff? What the fork do you onmis put in your cakes?"


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People have asked me if breast milk is vegan before, but I think that's the weirdest one.


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I got asked that one when someone was selling breast milk ice cream in London a few years ago.

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Slightly related: I always find it weird how dairy-eaters get grossed out by breast milk. Like... a bit of breast milk from a human feeding their baby is icky, but you're happy to drink/eat the breast milk of another forking animal.


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You'd think consensual breast milk would be preferable to nonconsensual udder milk, but cognitive dissonance wins.

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Happivore wrote:
You'd think consensual breast milk would be preferable to nonconsensual udder milk, but cognitive dissonance wins.
I actually had this conversation in a seminar on Ulysses in grad school! A few people reacted squeamishly to Molly Bloom remembering Leopold saying her breast milk "was sweeter and thicker than cows then he wanted to milk me into the tea," and I remarked how funny it is that the idea should make people so uncomfortable when no one sees anything strange about putting another animal's breast milk into their tea. (ETA: it actually wound up being an interesting discussion, but I did think it was weird that I was the only one of a dozen people who seemed to recognize that cognitive dissonance.)

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