• Thu, Aug 9 2012

Video: Do Vegans Have The Best Sex? East Village Singing Vegan Lady Thinks So

Not too long ago, at a non-meat-related political protest, a lady came up to me and tried to hand me some “go vegan” propaganda. I told her that I was already vegan, at which point she got really excited and wanted to talk to me a whole bunch more. I politely excused myself because I had to go, but I must say I kind of liked her style, not just because she agreed with me that MEAT IS MURDER, but because I appreciate a good crazy person in general. And crazy people appreciate me back! Given the time, I’ll let them talk at me for as long as they like.

Since then, I’ve done a bit of Googling and found out her name is Grace Weaver and she’s somewhat of a downtown New York institution. Apparently, she walks around with her dogs literally singing the praises of veganism while people are busy tucking into their bloodmouth dinners, which probably doesn’t convert too many people but is nonetheless amusing to watch. Here’s a video that’s been going around of her happy, preachy song (above).

Among other things, she claims that vegetarians and vegans have better sex, which seems like a bit of a stretch, but we are less susceptible to health issues like heart disease, which could indirectly translate to better sex, I suppose. Personally, I’ve found my sex life has improved drastically since going vegan, but then again, I was 18 when I made the switch and didn’t know the first thing about fucking. And I was a 13-year-old virgin when I went vegetarian.

On the other hand, there’s the recently reported-by-Ashley counterpoint that if you stop being a vegan you will get to bang a supermodel, so who knows?

In any case: sing on, East Village singing vegan lady. Sing on.

(Via The Village Voice)

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  • Ashley Cardiff

    I have encountered her also! I was eating lunch in Madison Square Park and she walked past. When she sang the “vegans have better sex!” line, a woman with two little kids started yelling at her.

  • Amanda Chatel

    Oh my fucking god you guys that’s my Crazy Peta Lady!

    She lives in the building next door to me! Besides singing, handing out fliers, and asking me if there’s soy in my iced coffees, she’s also lectured me on how I was wrong to not get my dog from a shelter. I can’t even tell you how many verbal altercations I’ve gotten into with this one… she’s fucking batshit as all get out.

  • Tania

    So, I’ve always been curious. What do vegans feed their carnivorous pets? Do they kill the animals that cats and dogs eat in a friendlier, more planet-conscious way? How do people justify having meat-eating pets?

    I mean, shouldn’t vegans and vegetarians have exclusively pets like rabbits and hamsters?

    Honest question, this has confused me forever and every time I’ve asked my vegan, dog-owning friend how he justifies it he changes the subject or walks away.

    • kjon

      I read a comment somewhere (probably from a Jezzie article) from someone who lived with a dog-owning vegan. According to her – and I paraphrase a bit – the dog was basically sad, scary-skinny and virtually inactive. The roommate fed the dog lots of leafy greens and (I think) rice or something.

      If there’s a way to do it “right” re feeding dogs an all-vegan diet, I’m not at all aware of it. Either way, the roommate was obviously blissfully unaware of her pet’s misery, which is sad.

  • Athonwy

    Yeah, that lady used to come through the Union Square Market when I worked there, singing about Veganism. I chose not to tell her I am Vegan, because I knew that would start a Land War In Asia. Every time she came by I remember thinking “Please, lady, you are NOT helping our cause any.”