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Ask Alex: Can vegans be manly?

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By Alexander Castillo

Another great question arises. Unexpectedly, this question is focused on the males of the world.
Few questions are produced when it comes to the study of men’s behavior.
Rather simple creatures, we men are not difficult to understand. Questions are still asked however. “Why did you eat that?” “How did you get up there?” and “Where are your eyebrows?” are favorites amongst inquisitive
wives, girlfriends, neighbors and police officers.
Often times, these questions are easily answered via a Youtube search or a breathalyzer test, though in more cases than we would like to admit, these acts of bravery are done to prove manliness.
An online dictionary defines manliness as, “possessing qualities, such as vigor or courage.”
The same dictionary defines “vegan” as, “a person who refrains from using any animal product  whatever for  food, clothing, or any other purpose.”
So the real question is, can a person who refrains from using any animal   product  for  food, clothing or any other purpose possess qualities such as vigor or courage?
Well, I don’t see why not. This has inevitably become yet another question about men that is easily answered. If anything, being a strict vegan requires gratuitous amounts of courage and a vegetable-based diet could very well increase vigor.
Even a constant smoker like Popeye gained an entire battleship in his bicep after eating only one can of spinach.
Sadly, the online dictionary does not define vigor as having one’s bicep contain a wartime vessel, but punching Bluto into next week is a textbook example of “active strength or force.”
So the answer to this question is yes. Vegans can in fact be manly, although vegans are not inherently manly.
The womenfolk may still be vegan without the fear of feeling the urge to fist bump, chest bump or otherwise bump their companions.

By Alexander Castillo