Ask Amy: ‘Best of’ column gets to the meat of the matter
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I hope you enjoy these “Best Of” columns from 10 years ago. Today’s topic: How we eat.
Dear Amy: I have a friend who recently decided to become vegetarian/vegan.
She now shares articles via email and Facebook calling people who eat meat “depraved,” “confused,” and “unethical.”
There was even an article accusing meat eaters of being “species-ist.”
I could care less about her diet, but how should I deal with the vicious language she’s using toward people like me who do eat meat?
Every time I try to talk to her about it, she thinks I’m somehow disagreeing with vegetarianism, which is not the case. I don’t want to lose a good friend, but things are going downhill fast.
– Offended Omnivore
Dear Offended: It would be fairly easy for you to “block” or “hide” these messages.
If you don’t want to do this, I suggest you alter your own attitude and see these diatribes for what they are: Vegetarian comedy.