"Veganism is not about vegans. Vegans are people with all sorts of good and bad points. But that says nothing about veganism. Vegans are often the messengers of veganism, but don’t confuse the two. Veganism is the understanding that animals value their own lives and bodies, that animals have an interest in continuing their existence and avoiding suffering and that animals have the right to be treated with respect and justice and not to be treated as property. The logic of veganism stands independent of any individual vegan person."
- Greg McFarlane (via animalconnectiontx)

(via vegan-veins)

"I am overwhelmed with things I ought to have written about and never found the proper words."
- Virginia Woolf, Diaries Volume One 1915-1919 (via larmoyante)

Daily Poem #8

To the Man Walking Home From Work Clutching a Taser

I’m tempted to call you cute (just to break the tension),
but you’re pulsing with a million volts of anxiety
and I’d prefer to remain conscious tonight.

You’re clutching that thing so tightly,
I wonder if you’ve ever been forced to use it,
if you’ve ever been forced to threaten, to placate, to scream.

You keep assaulting the trigger,
lighting up the sidewalk with bold statements of power
while the twisted rope of your bicep is primed to unravel.

Your pace seems frantic, and I wonder if
your courage is wilting in fear between your legs
at the thought of losing your agency

to a stranger. Or are your steps confident, comfortable
with the knowledge that the weapon you’re so idly playing with
was not meant for you?

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