Reblog: Our Power as Consumers

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Originally posted at the Pagan Activist blog.

You may have heard recently that Ringling Brothers is phasing out elephant performers.

I don’t usually write about “single issues” because I like to go after the fundamentals – compassion, moral exclusion, and so on. But the news that Ringling Bros. will free 13 Asiatic elephants is exactly why we take action: to save innocents from misery.

Why I Hate Multi-Level Marketing

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I am Kimberly Steele and I hate multi-level marketing.

Maybe I wasn't direct enough. I F**KING HATE MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING.

What is multi-level marketing? You know when a friend invites you to a "party" that isn't really a party but an "opportunity" to buy things like candles, makeup, Tupperware, essential oils, sex toys, Chinese sweatshop-made Victorian ephemera, jewelry, small kitchen appliances, or anything you don't actually need? That's multi-level marketing.

How To Become A Multi-Level Marketer in Three Easy Steps

Goals for 2015

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The new year has passed but the calendar date isn't really important to me. Heck, I just sent out my holiday cards a week ago, though I had them in plenty of time for Christmas. So I like to think that I took my time to think about my goals instead of going off half cocked.

I recently bought a copy of the book The Wisdom of Hypatia. One of the dangers of working at Quest Bookshop is that I want to buy everything. But after just reading the back and flipping through it, I knew it was exactly what I wanted.

The Quid Populus Fallacy: But What About People?

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“Don’t you care about people?”

“I’m not vegan because I value human life over animal life.”

“Do you feel for humans who suffer?”

I wish I had ten dollars for every time I have seen the Quid Populus fallacy, or the "But What About People?" approach to trying to convince someone that vegans care less about people than animals, or that caring for people and animals are mutually exclusive activities.

An Open Letter To My Friends Who Have Kids

Reblog: The Ethics of Second-Best Choices

The Vegan Darkness

Reblog: The Wisdom in Anger

Why Vegans Don't Eat Bugs: A Rebuttal to James McWilliams

Welcome to Mordor

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I have often complained that the town where I live proliferates with half-vacant strip malls and mostly deserted office parks, so imagine my dismay a few weeks ago when I heard the familiar drone of construction cranes scraping what was left of the grassland by the water retention pond in back of my apartment building.

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