Thousands of years ago — way before the advent of Pot Roast and Wiener Schnitzel — our cavemen ancestors roamed the countryside in search of something to kill and then eat. Apparently men risked life and limb tracking down a woolly mammoth while the women stayed home so they could scavenge up some berries. Now fast-forward to modern times. While men now find their meat neatly wrapped in cellophane on supermarket shelves — and that tumor on their prostate will likely kill them before a saber toothed tiger does — we still hang on to the stereotype that eating meat is a manly thing. That NOT eating meat will somehow make you less of a man.
Yep, That seems to be the one thing we decided to hold onto for the past 12,000 years. Since we’ve decided to no longer live in caves, I think it might also be time to finally reconsider the vegan man stereotype. We certainly aren’t sissy pants decided to eat tofu and sprouts instead of growing a pair. We don’t all where hemp clothing and reek of patchouli. We don’t suffer from a lack of testosterone (in fact there is a compelling argument that the opposite is true), or iron, or vitamins. And for the millionth time, we get enough protein!
Most of us made our decision to become vegan out of principled belief, or because we’ve decide to do what is best for our health. We came to this decision regardless of what people think of it and isn’t that the essence of what being a man — a real man — is all about.