for every trans man out there who love soy sauce but has to cut it from their diet due to soy sauce’s high concentration of Phytoestrogens (mimics estrogen) , the best thing you can replace soy sauce with is Chinkiang Vinegar.It does not contain soy at all and basically has the same taste.you can easily find it in stores specialized in asian food products.
Actually, no evidence has been shown to link consumable volumes of soy and its phyto-oestrogens with increase of oestrogen or oestrogen related issues in conclusive studies. Studies that have been conclusive in linking the two (or four) involved other animals with different metabolisms, and cannot be inferred to apply to humans. So as far as science knows right now, soy sauce is fine. Source 1 (Institute of Food Research) Source 2 (American Cancer Society) Source 3 (ABC) Source 4 (blog, not as reliable) However, the impact of putting soy into pretty much every kind of processed food as a filler is not good on the environment. Source 5 (the Guardian)
Maybe it’s just because I grew up around my food being slaughtered by me and my parents. Chinese fish markets, and poultry stations, we would buy the food live, and come home and gut and kill it as quickly as possible, and pluck the chicken, descale the fish etc.
Like the only thing I feel about this issue is the projected guilt vegans try to force on me and how annoyed I get at that.
It’s food for me, nothing more.
I know it has consciousness, I feel it, I see it. Trust me being a witch, you know.
I also inherently feel that I eat and need and enjoy meat as a source of protein. And ending a life in that sense for my own sustenance just doesn’t feel wrong.
We can argue the semantics all you want.
But I eat meat, I like it, and I don’t see it as wrong, having ended the life of animals myself for their food.
Maybe it’s cuz middle to upper class people in the West have grown so accustom to not killing and harvesting their own food in their lily white apartments and suburban homes they have become completely disconnected to their baser instincts.
Plants have life and sensation too. I feel it, feel the leaves die, the carrots, the apples. Death, to me, is also time. Each second dies into the next, one moment dies to give birth to another. It is only through endings that we have beginnings. We must eat to live, and kill to eat. We have to end something in order to start something, the continuation of energy within ourselves. Yes, it hurts, and so does time, but that’s what lets you know that it actually matters. If you couldn’t feel it, would you care?
— Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth (via we-are-star-stuff)
- me: I'm going to bed early tonight.
- me: is that the sun
making up your own fictional universe
creating an entire history for it
creating characters who have complex back stories
RESEARCHING NAMES WITH MEANINGS THAT CORRESPOND TO THE HISTORY AND UNIVERSE AND BACK STORIES YOU’VE COME UP WITH
then never writing or doing anything with it at all ever
Actually, save all that stuff even if you don’t do anything with it yet. Seriously. Because one day, that epic plot will hit you, and you’ll have all the information to make it work. Blog of an author who did exactly that - and wrote one of my favourite series of all time.