I was tagged to the Taco Or Beer Challenge by Sal. If you don’t know, it’s (obviously) a play on the ice bucket challenge but instead of doing something wasteful and not fun (and then giving money to an organization that utilizes worthless animal testing), you get to eat a taco and/or drink a beer and you give money to support women’s health and help enable women to make choices. I went to Fund Abortion Now and went to their state list, and donated to Planned Parenthood of Illinois. I did this while eating tempeh tacos with yellow pear tomatoes, salsa, and guac and drinking a bottle of ginger ale/beer and it was bomb. Then I took a nap.
Some people argue that being pro-choice and being vegan are at odds with each other, and I obviously disagree. Mostly because I don’t think the opposite of pro-choice is pro-life, it’s anti-choice. How many people claim to be pro-life while eating meat, supporting the death penalty, hunting, etc. I think that being vegan is as close to being truly pro-life as you can get, and just being vegan is a feminist act since the dairy industry is all about forcibly impregnating cows and taking their infants away, repeatedly. I don’t think anyone should be forced to have a child. I have never had an abortion, but I have taken the morning after pill and I am grateful that it was available when I needed it.
I am challenging my friend Lindsay to eat a taco and drink a beer, and anyone else who sees this and has some dollars to spare! This also inspired today’s movie post if you would like to check that out.
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