The Opinioness of the World is a feminist vegan blog covering issues and topics including gender, media, film, current events, food, body image, animal rights, food justice, politics and reproductive justice.
Founded in 2010 by a life-long feminist (although she didn’t know it until college!) and a vegan for over 6 years, The Opinioness wanted to discuss, analyze and share her opinions on gender equality and living cruelty-free.
While the blogosphere contains a plethora of fierce feminist blogs and inspiring vegan blogs, The Opinioness found almost no blogs that explored both. As a feminist vegan, she couldn’t separate her two identities. Feminism and veganism intersect — and often overlap — as both advocate freedom from oppression and exploitation.
Feminism means gender equality — in reproductive rights (unencumbered access to abortion and birth control), equal pay, equal rights for LGBTQ, legal protection for domestic violence, rape and sexual assault survivors — freedom from sexism and misogyny (the media objectifies and polices women’s bodies, victim-blames survivors, and perpetuates tired gender tropes), and working towards an anti-oppression framework of social justice. We need to obliterate sexism, racism, classism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, speciesism…and all other -isms.
Vegans align their actions with their belief that believes humans should not consume animals for ease, gain or benefit and that animals have a right to live freely, to not suffer and to not be exploited. Vegans don’t eat any meat (including chicken or seafood), dairy (including eggs, milk, butter, cheese) or animal byproducts (honey, gelatin). Living cruelty-free, vegans don’t wear clothing containing wool or silk and don’t use beauty products with any animal ingredients or that have been tested on animals.
Here you’ll find:
- Reviews of film, TV and media from the lens of feminism or veganism
- Vegan recipes, food and restaurant reviews
- Opinions and articles on everything in the feminist vegan spectrum (feminism and pop culture, gender and sexism in the media, reproductive justice, women in politics, LGBTQ rights, animal rights, vegans in the media, vegan tips and myths, and the intersection of gender and food)
Whether you call yourself a feminist, a vegan, a feminist vegan, an ally or if you’re just curious, it’s time to kick ass and make this a more equitable, compassionate and fabulous place.
Connect with The Opinioness of the World
You can follow all of The Opinioness’ unapologetically opinionated thoughts – such as Leslie Knope’s awesomeness, the idiocy of anti-choice legislation, and where to find the best vegan doughnuts – on Twitter at @OpinionessWorld and on Facebook, Tumblr, Google +, Instagram and Pinterest.
So who exactly is The Opinioness??
Megan Kearns is The Opinioness. She’s a feminist vegan blogger, freelance writer, media maven, cinephile, foodie, animal lover and patriarchy smasher.
Megan spearheads social media as the Communications Director for Bitch Flicks, a feminist film and media site, and reviews films, television series, and media. She also writes about gender, media and reproductive justice as a Regular Blogger at Fem2pt0, a site uniting social issues with women’s voices.
Megan’s work has also been published in or appeared at Arts & Opinion, Everyday Feminism, Feminist Magazine on KPFK radio, Feministing’s Community Blog, Italianieuropei, Open Letters Monthly, A Safe World for Women and Women and Hollywood.
For more of Megan’s bio, see her website.
Here are a few of The Opinioness’ favorite things:
Books: The Handmaid’s Tale, The Bell Jar, Watership Down, To Kill a Mockingbird, Millennium Trilogy, Enlightened Sexism, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, food memoirs (Julie and Julie, Lunch in Paris), vegan cookbooks (Veganomican, The Joy of Vegan Baking).
Films: Aliens, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Princess Bride, Pariah, Gladiator, The Constant Gardener, When Harry Met Sally, The Shawshank Redemption, The Color Purple, Iron Jawed Angels, Miss Representation, The Devil Wears Prada
TV series: Parks and Rec, The Wire, Sex and the City, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Damages, Alias, Mad Men, Xena, Golden Girls, Star Trek, Downton Abbey, The Killing, Orphan Black, Games of Thrones
Food: vegan brunch (tofu scramble, vegan blueberry pancakes), vegan cupcakes (strawberry, chocolate), mushroom risotto, vegan mac and cheese, tomatoes, mashed potatoes, Riesling, Bloody Marys