Full List of Essays

Activism Amidst COVID-19

Age, Gender, and Veganism

A History of The Vegan Society

The Animal Sentience Bill and Animal Nationalism in Post-Brexit Britain

Are Vegans too Open to Free-Riders?

A Vegan Feminist Response to Nonhumans First

Alternative Medicine, Vivisection, and Scientific Racism

Animal Abolitionism, a 19th Century Holdover

Are Animal Crackers Vegan?

Are Teddy Bears Vegan? President Roosevelt and the SPCA

Atheists and Agnostics Largest ‘Religious’ Demographic in Animal Rights

Black Veganism and the Animality Politic

Brexit, Dog-knapping, and Otherized Dogs of the EU

Can a Meat Tax Advance Animal Rights?

Can Choice Feminism Advance Vegan Politics?

Can Flexitarianism Facilitate a Vegan World? Research Suggests Another Agenda

Can Veganism Save Your Life? I’m Skeptical

Can Veganism Save the World? This is Hope

Civilizing Horses and Travellers in Post-Colonial Ireland

Colonizing England and the Naming of Animals

Could Fat-Shaming and Health-Shaming Encourage Veganism?

Derren Does Dairy: When Skepticism Fails Veganism

Do You Know the Most Common Mistake in Animal Activism?

The Extraordinary Monks of Skellig Michael and the Human/Nonhuman Boundary in Early Ireland

Fat Vegan Politics: Why Health-Shaming, Body-Policing, and Fat Stigma Hurts Humans and Other Animals

Gender and Victorian Animal Advocacy

Ghost Stories Tell Us a Lot about Animals in Human Society

How Dawn Saves Wildlife While Killing Other Animals En Masse

How Effective is the Vegan Lecture? Exam Scores Tell a Horrifying Story

If You Care about Animals, In-Vitro Meat is Not the Answer

Irish Car Bombs aren’t Cruelty-Free, but Not for the Reasons You Would Expect

Irish Vegan Feminism: Intersections of Sexism, Speciesism, and Resistance in Postcolonial Ireland

Is It Ethical to Keep Pets?

Is Honey Vegan?

Is Nudity a Prerequisite for Vegan Women’s Strength?

Is Sociology Ready to Take Animals Seriously Now?

Is This What Vegan Looks Like?

It’s Like, Totally Sexist

Medicalizing Animal Rights

On Moral Relativism and Animal Liberation

Pandemic Purchasing: Keep Animals Out of Your Shopping Cart

Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits

PETA & Papa John’s Team Up Against Animals

Pussy Grabs Back: How Feminists Bestialized Politics but Failed Nonhuman Animals

Peter Singer and the Charity of Western Imperialism

Racism as Zoological Witchcraft

Rebuilding and Reusing Rescue Dogs

New Package, Same Old Problem: Animal Crackers and Veganism

Save the Lambs! Why I Reject Antioch College’s Lethal Lamb-killing Classroom ‘Experiment’

Selling Cancer to Beat Cancer? When Nonvegan Foods Go Pink for Profit

Should Vegans Have Children?

Solving Moral Conflicts in a Non-Vegan World

Study Shows Objectified Women Less Likely to be Activists

Trump Veganism? Research Finds a Highly Intersectional American Vegan Movement

The “Deserted Island” Vegan Scenario is a Reality for Millions

The EU Ban on Cosmetic Testing and the Problem with Single-Issue Campaigns

The Politics of the Pure Vegan Myth

The Problem with Milk Not Jails

The Rationalization of Misogyny: Why I left the Vegan Skeptic Community

The Surprising History of John Harvey Kellogg and His War on “Meat”

The White Privilege in Vegan Moral Superiority

The Vegan Politics of Taste

The Thug Kitchen Cookbook and the Problem of Vegan Blackface

Unnecessarily Gendered Vegan Food

V-Rated: Sexualization as a Mechanism of Food Justice Depoliticization

Veganism “At All Costs” Hurts Animals

Vegan Ethics and the Case for Black Widow Spiders

Vegan Geographies in Ireland

Vegan Protest is Ritualized, but is it Religious?

Vegan Sausage Rolls are Resisting the Brexit

Veganism and Alternative Facts

What Are You Doing to Help Animals Right NOW?

What Black Lives Matter Can Teach White Vegans

What is Intersectionality?

What is Post-Speciesism?

What Sociology Can Tell Us about Empathy for Animals

What’s Wrong with “Carnism”?

When White Makes Right: Racism, Neo-Colonialism, and Single-Issue Campaigns

White Women Wanted? Research Uncovers Diversity Strains in Vegan Media Spaces

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Factionalism in Animal Rights

Why Food Justice is a Feminist Issue

Why I’m Giving Beyoncé’s Vegan Campaign a Chance

You Won’t Believe This Shocking Whole Foods “Healthcare” Policy

Zoos as Colonial Legacies of Injustice

World Vegan Month Series 2018: Social Psychology

Can You Read Yourself Vegan?

Cognitive Priming


Do-Gooder Derogation

Egoism and Helping

Extreme Rituals

Happy People are Helping People

Identification Leads to Empathy

The Illusion of Transparency

Group Size and Aggression

Linked Oppressions

Male Emotional Displays

Meaningful Moments

Moral Licensing

Prosocial Media Modeling

Reality Politics



Socioemotional Selectivity Theory


Vividness Doesn’t Persuade


World Vegan Month Series 2017: Social Psychology


Bystander Effect

Establishing Credibility

Decision Paralysis

Dissemination Channels



Fear-Framed Persuasion

Fostering Good Feelings



Gendered Helping


In-group Bias

Just-world Phenomenon

Mere Exposure Effect

Opinion Leaders

Primacy and Recency Effects

Reason and Emotion

Reciprocity Norm


Selective Exposure

Social Responsibility Norm

Two-Sided Appeals

World Vegan Month Series 2016: Vegan Research

An Empirical Look at Becoming Vegan

Animals and Women

Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

Identity and Effectiveness

Manhood and the Exploitation of Animals

Muzzling a Movement

Race as a “Feeble Matter” in Veganism

Readability of Vegan Outreach Literature

Recruiting Strangers and Friends

Sexist Imagery Reinforces Speciesist Sentiment

The China Study

The Hidden History of Animal Resistance

The History and Legacy of Animal Rights

The Myth of Pet Overpopulation

The Political Economy of Animal Rights

The Significance of Animal Suffering

Veganism as a Cultural Movement


Why Civil Resistance Works

Why Feminist-Vegan Now?

Women and the Animal Rights Movement