I recently read the article on Time online about Teens and Vegetarianism and was horrified.
I am unapologetically a carnivore...I love my meat and I need it on a semi regular basis to make me fel human. But I can understand and respect that there are people out there who are not like me. This article is acting like dying your hair is normal but joining a charity or choosing an alternative lifestyle is a bad thing. Also this "study" is conducted all on a group of people from Minnesota. It is not a broad spectrum study of teens from across America or even the world. And I (the meat eater) was offended when they decided to poke fun at people who don't eat meat based on the premise that it came from another living creature by talking about "defenseless chickens" and "adorable animals known as fish".
I'm not quite sure where they feel they got the right to spout this sanctimonious nonsense. I agree that eating disorders are a very important worry in this county and it's far more prevalent than any really understand. But I think that to make fun of an alternative lifestyle just to drive the point home is not the kind of stunt that will win over many converts to their way of thinking. It's articles like these that make me scuttle back to Architects very quickly to get a dose of calm and positivity.
Maybe I'm over-reacting but you can tell me what you think.