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I was just browsing through my rss feeds (which I do way too often) and I noticed one blogger had written about a recipe that was “guiltless” because it was made with only egg whites, not the yolks.
I guess this means that it’s less fattening or has less cholesterol or something.
But it got me thinking. Why is it completely normal to feel guilty about eating something that is sugary or fattening? Where is the guilt about eating something that was produced by a hen packed into a cage for her entire life, possibly after having her beak cut off, and then sent off to slaughter when she was no longer economically viable?
It seems as if (and this is just my impression at this moment) there is a societal standard that indicates that we are ok in feeling guilty about something that would affect ourselves (too many pieces of cake might make me fat, smoking might kill me) but thinking about others is somewhat frowned upon.
I, for one, would feel far more guilt to be eating the body of another being or stealing their milk than I would eating a whole cake. In fact, I often do buy whole pies and eat them in one sitting. Wonderful thing about vegan foods, there’s very little guilt involved no matter how you look at it!