Oh, please dear God, spare me from the “You can’t fake steak” restaurant ad on TV with the extremely macho sounding voiceover to convey the message that if you don’t eat animals, clearly you can’t be a man.
Really? So the way to show you’re a real man is to make sure that you devour parts of a slaughtered beast who had no chance whatsoever of escaping the cruelty and mercilessness of the slaughterhouse, was treated as nothing more than a unit of production, and was quite possibly a tired, spent mother cow who had to be forced by beating and dragging in chains onto the killing floor.
Yes, what a big man to eat steak and to go along with the idea that domination and bloody brutality are what makes you one.
Here’s a clue to the advertiser: I’m quite certain your pathetic ad is laughable to men who are not buying this complete and utter bullshit.
Real men rescue, defend and protect. They don’t support industries that brutalize, torment and murder innocent animals.
It’s true, though, that you can’t fake steak. Because you just can’t fake brutality.