Dealing with ludicrous (to you) objections

September 20, 2010

I call this “shaving cream activism” for reasons I explain in the video, but here’s how I deal with the “I can’t possibly go vegan because of X” objections, where X can range from the plausible (“I have a weird set of allergies”) to the bizarre (“my commute makes it impossible?!?”)

They’re all frustrating as anything, but here’s how I’ve been dealing with it lately:

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James September 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I shave in a steamy shower and that works pretty well with no shaving cream. Not that, you know, anyone cares.

As for the main topic, I like Vegan Outreach’s strategy: when someone says “I could never give up X,” you can say, “Then give up everything BUT X.” This can shake them out of the view that veganism is one giant hurdle, and instead reflects that it’s a series of actions that all add up. (Of course, the idea is that once they give up other animal products they’ll see that X isn’t so irreplaceable.)

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