It isn't always easy being vegan. With so much of mainstream food culture obsessing over meat -- ahem, bacon -- and the rest of it addicted to butter, following a vegan diet can take a bit of work and a whole lot of will. It's no wonder that veganism is largely a woman's lifestyle, men just don't have what it takes. (Of course, we say that in jest... mostly.)
According to data presented in an infographic by TopRNtoBSN.com, out of the mere 1 million Americans that are vegan, 79 percent of them are women. That's a significant majority. When it comes to vegetarians, the gender divide is not as severe. It's actually more equally split: 59 percent women and 41 percent men.
We're not sure what exactly it means that there's such a significant female majority when it comes to vegans -- that women are more dedicated, more hardcore, more health conscious, more compassionate??? -- but we're pretty sure it supports the theory that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.