Original definition of vegan was better

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A lot of this debate about the true meaning of the word 'vegan' is because unfortunately it has been adopted by those who peddle idiotic 'intersectional' identity politics as one more label to add to their collection; this is an example of an ideology that Donald Watson would have described as an 'irrelevant cult' in the same way as 'new age' ideology. So unfortunately because the word 'vegan' has been politicised into something 'woke', then a lot of people who are dietary vegans and possibly take it further now just describe themselves as having a plant-based diet; or they might just revert to the word 'vegetarian' which is almost a century older in origin.
 
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Veganism is a practical lifestyle. If you/we want to include more ppl, be more inclusive, be more welcome, to dietary vegans, 99% vegans, wanna be vegans, vegetarians who want to go vegan, hell, even meateaters who are getting interested in vegan food, its not a matter of changing the defenition of veganism (watering it down) but of changing our hearts and attitude towards ppl who are not perfect vegans.
i think there is no problem to call a dietary vegan a vegan, even if he wears leather shoes. its just a practical description. we all know what we mean. But the very defention of veganism shouldnt and cant be changed.
Be more inclusive and welcome, yes. to change the defention, no.
 
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oh lastly, dont forget what happened with the defenition of Vegetarianism. Its so watered down and unclear. That was one of the reasons to go back to the original meaning of vegetarianism and specifically with a new word "veganism" describe a very clear defenition.
 
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