Hypochondriasis is an excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. Wondering how hypochondriasis makes people hate vegans? Ever meet someone who’s worried that eating meat will make them feminine? Well, when super “masculine” dudes, who are definitely not closet homosexuals stifled by religion and an homophobic culture, claim that eating meat is manly, they are exhibiting classic hypochondriac symptoms. They are worried that they are going to suffer from massive masculinity drop syndrome (MMDS) by eating beans. Of course, eating meat, 78% of which is literally shaped like dicks, is so much more macho than eating legumes.
In all seriousness, there is nothing more boneheaded than attributing diet to masculinity. These same people vote, drive and raise kids… and hate vegans.
I’m obviously joking about hypochondriasis, but there is this deep seeded, homophobic belief that meat is macho and vegans are wimps or gay. On a personal note, I’ve had people want to fight me when they found out I was vegan. That was so offensive to their masculine sensibilities they reacted violently by storming across the workplace to see if it was true and wanting to fight me. Oh human beings, how they hate vegans. How they hate vegans so.
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