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Link Bait Alert: Being Tricked Into Eating Meat and Liking It

Filed under: Media Stupid
I only write articles about the Jersey Shore; they're so HOT right now!

I only write articles about the Jersey Shore; they’re so HOT right now!

Oh what horrific fingernails-against-a-chalkboard-type-tomfoolery you’ll find hiding behind salacious headlines. Whether it’s the assertion that “Soy Makes You Gay” or that “Oysters are Vegan” – sometimes an article is little more than a headline.

Case in Point: Salon’s Life Stories piece entitled “I Was Tricked Into Eating Meat (and I liked it)”

The story is simple: Vegetarian girl meets boy. Boy eats meat. Boy tricks girl into eating foie fras. Girl has “orgasm in her mouth”.

Obviously deeper issues are at play here. The story is less about “being tricked into eating meat” than it is about control, body image and personal convictions. Way to go Salon!

Seriously though, who gets “tricked” into eating meat?


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    Their whole “conflicted carnivores” series really grinds my gears. Like, they specifically want people who feel conflicted over their hypocritical choices, but not “sanctimonious diatribes” (their words, not mine) from people who have followed these feelings’ logical conclusion and gone vegan. Why are we vegans “sanctimonious” for daring to share the story of how we arrived at a choice we feel good about? I don’t get it.

  2. Comment by

    Dylan Roberts

    on #

    I wonder if she would’ve felt different taking a minor through a glory hole and then being told about it. Or if she would’ve “shrugged as years of denial crumbled away”. After all, a new dress, $200. A horrific act that you might enjoy, priceless.

    Another thing, how many people have to get diabetes, heart complications and high blood pressure before eating meat becomes a sort of “eating disorder”?

    I also love how taste was central to the article. Since a big reason people become veg*n is because animals taste bad.

  3. Comment by

    Dylan Roberts

    on #

    /wipes mouth of excess Haterade

  4. Comment by


    on #

    While we use our time worrying about one silly article. The fact is that Foie Gras is still being produced. So instead of throwing fits about this. Why not post action alerts? :)

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    on #

    Gaaaaaah, this is so offensive! What an absolutely dumb, shallow person the writer is!

    ‘”Sorry,” he said, and 13 years of denial crumbled as I shrugged and told myself that I was ready for it anyway. I liked it. I was not uptight. I was having the best sex of my life with this man. I was wearing a new dress.’

    Notice how many times the word “I” is used? Nothing about the goose. Ugh.

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    on #

    Seriously, how stupid do you have to be to be “tricked” into eating meat? And what a douche of a guy for telling her to eat meat when he knew she was vegetarian, not that she shouldn’t have taken responsibility for it herself….

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    “Notice how many times the word “I” is used? Nothing about the goose. Ugh.” – piquo55

    Exactly! Especially for someone who claims to have “loved animals” her entire life.