Do You Downplay Your Vegetarianism?

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January 22, 2009

I recently took a survey about how vegetarians talk about being vegetarian. It was virtually painless, helped out a PhD student, and made me think about how vegetarians living in less veg-friendly places and with less understanding families might have it so much worse than me.

The study was created by Lynsey Kluever Romo, a PhD candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. “I am trying to capture the experiences of as many vegetarians across the country as possible by February 1, 2009,” Romo says.

Romo includes pescatarians (those who eat fish) in the group of vegetarians, which I’m not too thrilled about, but for the sake of a more comprehensive study, Romo feels it needed to be included.

Here’s the link to the survey, if you’d like to participate:

—Gabrielle Harradine, Assistant Editor