Yes, this is a blog about veganism. So my contention is that she is not a strict vegetarian or for that matter a vegetarian. But then I thought about vegetarianism as a concept. Although there is debate, especially from vegans, about the kinds of vegetarianism--vegans would say that there is only one--I decided to examine these definitions.
The following is a list of the commonly known types of vegetarianism:
- Pesco-Vegetarian (or pescetarian)
- Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian and these variants:
- Ovo Vegetarian
- Lacto Vegetarian
- Strict Vegetarian
And of course we know that a vegan is a strict vegetarian is one that eschews anything made from animals, whether it be for health reasons and/or moral reasons. Of course one could argue that a vegan for health reasons only is not a vegan, but rather simply a strict vegetarian.
So the point of all of this is that when one is describing herself as a vegetarian, she should qualify this so that we can be clear and then decide for ourselves whether her assertion is true or false given whatever meaning of vegetarian you choose.