What Is My Beef With Vegans?
Honestly I just wish I could be
So extremist, rabbit-holed, willfully ignorant
About my diet
Without the intervention of other people
And medical science.
As a fat person—
I’ve never had such a luxury!
What a life. I can’t imagine.
This illusion of willpower
The fantasy of facts, all
Click bait nonsense
Ignoring much relevant data explaining
That while yes—
Plants are healthy, and should be
The majority of all of our diets—
Meat and meat products in moderation
Has been a cornerstone of health and societal stability
For centuries, long before Instagram.
What do you get
When you take a society
And give it a light up box
To post pictures with?
Bad stuff, folks. Bad stuff.
Weight shaming photo montages
An endemic bias so deep
The general public is quite literally
At war with obesity.
I’m supposed to sit here quietly
As these people ignore facts
People who follow a vegan lifestyle — strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind — may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries,” which are conditions that can lead to heart attacks and strokehttps://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2011/acs-presspac-february-2-2011/vegans-elevated-heart-risk-requires-omega-3s-and-b12.html
Levels of selenium, iodine and vitamin B12 are lower in vegans compared to non-vegans, which can be detrimental to their heart health. Low levels of these minerals and vitamins can also lead to thyroid problems, muscle disorders and anaemia.Apr 9, 2021https://theconversation.com/are-vegan-diets-good-for-your-heart-158021
Non-meat eaters, especially vegans, had higher risks of either total or some site-specific fractures, particularly hip fractures. This is the first prospective study of diet group with both total and multiple specific fracture sites in vegetarians and vegans, and the findings suggest that bone health in vegans requires further research.https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-020-01815-3
Am I gonna go outside
And shove some milk and eggs into
Am I gonna start volunteering
Smoked meats down at the local
Vegan juice bar?
Lmfao only if you ask me to,
Sounds like a fun Friday night !
I’m not going to do anything.
I’m just gonna live and let live
And post all of this information
Despite the fact that
It might not even apply to you!
Kind of like how people talk to me,
They see my fat body
They ask me about my diabetes
And they ask me what my vice is—
If there was any sort of
Fat people and vegans—
I’d be able to go around
Ask vegans how their fractures are healing
Warn them about their increased risk
Of heart attack, stroke—
And ask them—
What’s your Vice, hun?
How come you feel the need
To fill this void with all these
Extremists and click bait asshattery?
You do this
Because you think you’re somehow
Better than everyone else?
Ohhh nooo right—
You do it for your health 🤣
Are you somehow
Above the laws of nature?
You won’t accept that perhaps
You have a problem
You’re refusing to deal with?
That’s my beef with vegans.
I can’t say any of this because
Socially, it’s unacceptable.
However it is
And will always be
Completely acceptable and understandable
To reject, humiliate, belittle and discredit
A fat body, a fat mouth,
A stupid fat asshole.