The 30 Best Veget-eriotypes

Care of Autumn Ladouceur – Past TVA Communications Intern One of my favourite stereotypes that I’ve faced during my time as a vegetarian is that we are all members of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and that just because I’m a vegetarian, I want to parade around town in a bikini made of lettuce leaves. But alas, this is untrue! My bikini is made of hemp! So today, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Vegetarian Food Festival which recently passed, I give you a blog post that will hopefully debunk 30 popular vegetarian stereotypes. When you consider vegetarian stereotypes, the first ones to come to mind are the ones surrounding nutrition. What’s funny is they seem to contradict themselves often. All vegetarians eat healthy and are skinny. Wait! No! Actually, they’re malnourished. Or, no! They take tons of supplements to make up for their lack of meat. And if they don’t, they must all work out and drink quinoa smoothies, or whatever the new health craze is! In fact, like all people, vegetarians vary from the hyper-health food junky, work-out type, to the marathon the latest HBO series and eat 100 doughnuts from… Read More

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