Why did Lierre Keith fail as a 'vegan'?

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Why did Lierre Keith fail as a 'vegan'?

Postby ha » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:21 pm

This is a common question I get from newbies. Lierre Keith wrote the book 'Vegetarian Myth'. In the first page she says she was a vegan for 20 years but in her interviews she says 'I binged on eggs and dairy every chance I got!!.."

Err..last time I checked a vegan lifestyle didnt mean consuming eggs and bovine juice...

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Re: Why did Lierre Keith fail as a 'vegan'?

Postby vegimator » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:01 am

Wow. She's just laughable.
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Re: Why did Lierre Keith fail as a 'vegan'?

Postby beforewisdom » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:18 am


"The plural of anecdote is not data." (Roger Brinner)
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Re: Why did Lierre Keith fail as a 'vegan'?

Postby beforewisdom » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:31 am

ha wrote:This is a common question I get from newbies. Lierre Keith wrote the book 'Vegetarian Myth'. In the first page she says she was a vegan for 20 years but in her interviews she says 'I binged on eggs and dairy every chance I got!!.."


I was a vegetarian early on in college. In the U.S. eggs and milk are fairly cheap. "every chance I got" can easily mean all of the time.

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Re: Why did Lierre Keith fail as a 'vegan'?

Postby xrodolfox » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:46 am

Lierre Keith seems popular because she's feeding into what people want to believe. She's got a narrative that'll feed folk's confirmation bias rather than reason. I'm so irritated by her.
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Re: Why did Lierre Keith fail as a 'vegan'?

Postby Gastroplodder » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:22 am

I'd heard of Lierre Keith but not actually taken any notice before listening to extracts from this interview. How can anyone take this twaddle seriously :shock: I mean she actually claims that vegans eat dead cow once a week - I'm sorry for whichever of you guys is eating my bit 'cause I'm certainly not.

A bitter woman haunted by failure I think, I'll file her with the religious zealots. Is this all somehow wrapped up with corporate sponsorship and guns and creationism and that Palin women you leftpondians have :evil:
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Re: Why did Lierre Keith fail as a 'vegan'?

Postby Konstantin » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:25 pm

She alleges problems, therefore, veganism is impossible.
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Re: Why did Lierre Keith fail as a 'vegan'?

Postby etherspin » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:05 am

xrodolfox wrote:Lierre Keith seems popular because she's feeding into what people want to believe. She's got a narrative that'll feed folk's confirmation bias rather than reason. I'm so irritated by her.

yep, I think that summarises the whole phenomenon .

The more her book and position are examined the sillier she is looking and by the sound of it she has never been on a plant based diet (for more than perhaps a week at a time) - I mean how often is there a chance to eat eggs and dairy ? she took every chance she got ? not even close to veganism. sounds like text book lacto ovo.

I hope she moves to a cabin in the woods to enjoy her pulsating cells .. that came out wrong... :shock:
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