Someone who I thought I admired decided to hold a contest. She was interested in the kinds of ethical arguments meat eaters would make to defend their meat eating. Meat eaters have officially been asked to articulate and defend what they are doing! Generally, meat eaters are allowed to be unaware of their reasons. But, now, they are being asked to explain.
I am writing not because of the contest but because of whom she picked for judges. You see, Dear Ethicist, all the judges are white men. Who in this year, 2012, would pick a panel of all white men? (Unless you are Republicans organizing a hearing on contraception).
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