I would strongly disagree. I wanted to say "it's a bunch of crap," but I don't think Beliefnet would go along with that kind of assessment. There is a certain segment of feminism which says stuff like this in trying to assign all negative traits to men and positive traits to women. So a "real man" has to become more like a "woman." I've eaten meat most of my life, but I struggle to be vegetarian, and mostly I succeed.
There is a certain segment of our society that wishes to redefine words in totally meaningless ways, to acknowledge that one has eaten meat most of their life, and to imply that one has also been a vegetarian would strongly suggestion one is a member of this group, IMHO. IMHO women do not own vegetarianism.
Hey, I am a vegetarian. Someone told me once that this is more a female spirituality practice as if it somehow makes me unmanly. What do you all think about this? I figure that the Buddha was a vegetarian, and let's not forget Kwai Chang Cain and Mr. Spock. All kidding aside, is vegetarianism a valid path for a man? It seems to work for me. Dave
Plenty of macho men who are veggies. I myself do the veggie diet for weeks at a time to benefit my health. Heck Brad Pitt's a veggie and is about as manly as it gets.
A real man does what he wants mate...he's not a sheep.