Veganism Needs To Be Intersectional
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Veganism has sky-rocketed globally in the past few years, as we begin to evolve into more eco-conscious beings through being hyperaware of our impact on the planet. Although, the fundamental principle of intersectionality, along with the culturally rich history of vegetarianism and veganism, is being erased as quickly as the belief is gaining popularity. 

This is a massive issue because veganism has gradually become into a radical ideology, often perpetuated by the white, privileged, hipster image of an ideal vegan, that favours animal rights and livelihoods over human ones. Instead of remaining a philosophical belief rooted in equality for all walks of life, it has become, yet again, a breeding ground for white saviourism that fails to embrace diversity and inclusivity, especially for those non-white communities that don't engage in industrial meat and dairy farming but are sanctioned for going about their "non-vegan" ways that not only are a significant part of their culture but are also not environmentally damaging.

This episode aims to redefine veganism by emphasising on the importance of intersectionality through decolonising the philosophy, and reconnecting it back to it's non-colonial roots as a way to say that all lives really do matter, whether human or non-human.

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