We don’t play favorites here at Vegansaurus because lots of our friends are in the running for PETA’s sexiest vegetarian and they’re all the BEST (Shani and Shannon, holla! Vote for those hot bitches too! From multiple email accounts, WORK THE SYSTEM YO) BUT we have a special space in our heart for one very awesome sexy vegan, and that’s Ashley from Fat Bottom Bakery. Read the email she sent below and then let’s propel her to fat vegan superstardom and show PETA what’s what! Fat vegans are healthy, sexy, AND DESERVE A FREE TRIP TO HAWAII, OK?
Also, Ashley is the most adorable so it won’t be hard to vote for her. Now read her email and vote!
"I’ve been pissed about PETA’s fat-phobic (not to mention racist, objectifying, and otherwise embarrassing) campaigning for a long time now. It wasn’t a surprise to me to stumble upon their ‘Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door’ contest and find that the vast majority of the women who’ve applied are thin (not to mention white, long-haired, big-breasted, and scantily clad). I don’t mean to hold the fact that these women fit into normative beauty (and gender) standards against them, but rather to underscore the fact that these are clearly the people who feel ‘sexy’ enough to enter the contest, and are hooked in enough to PETA’s circles to know to enter it. None of this is coincidental. Being vegan or vegetarian does not automatically make you thin, and being thin does not automatically make you sexy (or healthy, or anything else but thin).
Likewise, being fat does not automatically make you unhealthy, and god knows there are a lot of sexy people out there with every different body type you can think of. To me, being sexy is being strong, being funny, being smart, being fun. Incidentally, none of these things inherently require a baring of undergarments. So what’s to be done if you’re a ticked-off, fat, feminist vegan? Well, enter the contest, I guess! If nothing else, I figure I can have a little fun, get a rise out of some of the right folks, and raise a bit more awareness around animal rights, feminism and body-positivity all at the same time. I can dream, right?
Please go HERE to vote for me. I’m hoping to get my big, fully-clothed asparagus on the first page. I’d love to see PETA’s beauty standards disrupted for just a second by a different type of sexy, healthy, strong vegan lady!
And if you want proof of the aforementioned offenses, check out any of the following links: Fat-phobic beach billboard, ads to be placed on the US-Mexico border, I’d rather go naked?, and ‘Milk Gone Wild’”
What are you waiting for? Go dig up those old Hotmail accounts and vote!