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OMNIVORE DILEMMA: Moralistic stereotyping of vegans
OMNIVORE DILEMMA: Moralistic stereotyping of vegans

BEN DE GROEVE: Attitudes toward vegans can be markedly ambivalent. On the one hand, vegans may evoke admiration among omnivores for their moral commitment to their vegan diet and lifestyle. On the other hand, vegans may be subjected to stigmatization for appearing to display moralistic traits indicating arrogance and overcommitment. This ambivalence in stereotypical impressions has recently been termed the “vegan paradox”  and is theorized to stem from the cognitive dissonance people may feel from eating meat: Omnivores may view vegans as morally committed because they embody care for animals, but defend their own dietary preferences by negatively stereotyping vegans […]

PRIDE IN PREJUDICE: Speciesism in everyday language
PRIDE IN PREJUDICE: Speciesism in everyday language

STEFAN LEACH: Anthropocentric speciesism manifests in the belief that the welfare of humans is more valuable compared to, for example, dolphins, chimps, cows, and chickens and is expressed in the greater discomfort felt at the thought of harming humans compared to chimps, dogs, and frogs. Similar preferences emerge when the welfare of humans and animals are pitted against one another. People give more to causes that support humans compared to animals. They also prefer autonomous vehicles that swerve to save a human but kill a cat or dog more than vehicles that do the opposite. Likewise, people are more reluctant […]

‘Christspiracy’: Documentary set for release in over 600 movie theaters around the world
‘Christspiracy’: Documentary set for release in over 600 movie theaters around the world

POLLY FOREMAN: Christspiracy will be screened in over 600 movie theaters around the world on March 20th and March 24th in all of the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and parts of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria… Tickets available now at Christspiracy.com … Christspiracy caused a huge stir when it was first announced last year, and people around the world have been waiting in anticipation for news of its release date… The film comes from Kip Andersen, the maker of Cowspiracy, What the Health, and Seaspiracy. He teamed up with Kameron Waters, a US-based Christian who posed the question “is […]

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OMNIVORE DILEMMA: Moralistic stereotyping of vegans
OMNIVORE DILEMMA: Moralistic stereotyping of vegans
PRIDE IN PREJUDICE: Speciesism in everyday language
PRIDE IN PREJUDICE: Speciesism in everyday language
‘Christspiracy’: Documentary set for release in over 600 movie theaters around the world
‘Christspiracy’: Documentary set for release in over 600 movie theaters around the world
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