Main Straw Vegetarian Discussion

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03:22:50 AM Aug 19th 2012
Shame RL examples are disallowed... A few years ago, a particularly notoriously stupid contestant on the Israeli version of America's Next Top Model said she was a vegetarian, so she eats only chicken instead. She said, and I quote, ‘It’s not an animal, it’s poultry!’* What trope does that fit?
10:30:55 PM Nov 15th 2012
Hard to say, a lot people use the term purely to mean "red'' meat, i.e. not seafood or poultry.

Yes it may come across as arbitrary (even hypocritical) to a lot of people, but it's common to a lot of cultures. Like how fish doesn't not count as meat for Catholics.
09:43:02 AM May 17th 2012
Should this page even have the section for stereotypes? As with the other pages in The War on Straw, the strawness is due to how the character is used. A Straw Vegetarian is such because s/he's used to represent the mainstream of vegetarianism, not because of how s/he behaves specifically.