Well done Lars
I support your decision and rational fully.
Like religious terms... it is too much of a blanket term in that everyone is like...
hey! I want to keep warm. But they often don't know what entails being collective.
I describe it as... I am avoiding animal derivatives for a more morally suited diet..
a Diet more suited to my moral core (ethics) and how I feel about the world/its' pitfalls and oversights. Something like that.
Boycott Soya if you ask me, but anyway, thank you for making this information digestible.
And it only takes a few to taint a word, so when it is the majority doing it... the few that weather these discrepancies, keep it strong... so I respect people who associate fully with Veganism (Vegan from memory translates to 'full of energy'/'lively and bright') also.
But alas... to me it is a dilemma = a choice between two equally unappealing options. To be burdened by people judging me by my actions with their weighty social prejudice complexes or to use a word I don't wholly support as an expression of myself... to divert one stereotype vision onto a subjective stereotype, subjecting me to thus.
Next time someone asks me, I endeavor to say nothing and just let the silence speak for itself.