OP’s younger sister recently became vegan and has been trying to persuade OP to do the same. While OP was delighted for her sister, she didn’t want to become vegan herself. However, her sister secretly made OP a batch of vegan cookies, which tasted awful. When OP accused her sister of trying to spite her, the sister proclaimed that she wanted OP to feel thinner and more attractive to look at by embracing a vegan lifestyle. This upset OP, and she shouted at her sister, causing her to be hurt and stop talking to her.
Two Valid Perspectives
In this situation, both sisters have their own valid perspectives. OP has the right to make her own dietary choices, and her sister has the right to promote the benefits of veganism.
She Crossed a Line
However, the sister crosses a line by tricking OP into eating vegan cookies without her consent and by making comments about OP’s appearance. It was inappropriate for her sister to try to change OP’s dietary choices through manipulation and hurtful comments.
An Apology Is Needed
While OP’s response of yelling at her sister may have been understandable given the circumstances, it may not have been the most effective way to handle the situation. It might be helpful for OP to apologize for yelling and explain why her sister’s actions were hurtful.
They Need To Talk
It could also be an opportunity for the sisters to have a conversation about their differing viewpoints and find a way to coexist with their different lifestyles respectfully.
It’s Okay to Eat Vegan Food
OP needs to realize that there is no way for her sister to make food that she would ethically not be able to eat. In reality, it is much easier for vegans to find it difficult to find acceptable food. It is important that OP know that it’s okay for non-vegans to eat vegan food because veganism is not about restricting access to food.
It’s a Lifestyle
Veganism is a lifestyle and dietary choice that seeks to reduce animal exploitation and cruelty. Therefore, it is not unethical or disrespectful for non-vegans to consume vegan food.
It Has Health Benefits
In fact, non-vegans may choose to eat vegan food for various reasons. Some may have dietary restrictions that limit their consumption of animal products, while others may enjoy the taste or health benefits of vegan foods.
Reduces Environmental Impact
Additionally, many people choose to eat vegan food as a way to reduce their environmental impact, as animal agriculture has been linked to greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental problems.
Harmless but Disrespectful
Some have suggested that the OP’s sister is, in fact, being very disrespectful and misguided. Even though her prank was very much harmless.
Rationale Is Inappropriate
Her underlying rationale for being vegan is not very appropriate or respectful to her sister.
“Her comment re. being slimmer and better to look at was SO appalling and out of line. Definitely deserved some backlash.”
Secret Vegan Cookies. LOL.
“However, ‘secret vegan cookies’ made me lol. Of course, when vegan cooks for you, it’s likely to be vegan. A huge amount of what you eat every day just happens to be vegan; no need to freak out about it.”
It’s Not About Becoming More Attractive
Effectively this comment is a great example of what a lot of commenters feel. The act of being vegan is in no way a means of becoming more attractive, and it is untrue and unfair to assert these restrictions on the OP.
Everyone Eats Vegan Food Everyday
However, it is important to remember that OP’s sister did not do anything to harm her and that vegan meals are often consumed by people unknowingly every single day.
OP’s sister implied that she was both fat and ugly and would be physically better off conforming to a vegan diet. This should be the real source of outrage by OP rather than a silly vegan cookie.
She Fat-Shamed You
“NTA. She fat-shamed you and called you ugly. She needs to get over herself.”
She Needs to Grow Up
It can definitely be said that the sister has some growing up to do. However, she is the younger sibling and a teenager, so some sisterly rivalry is usually expected.
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