The Week contest
This week’s question: A new study has found that vegetarians report lower self-respect and derive less pleasure from life than omnivores, possibly because they are made to feel odd or different by meat eaters. Please come up with a term for the prejudice faced by vegetarians in a society dominated by carnivores.
Last week’s contest: Stressed-out New Yorkers are paying $75 for an hour of cow cuddling at an upstate farm that promises hugging a warm, 1,000-pound bovine can impart a sense of calm. If a therapist were to write a book about the health benefits of hugging cattle, what title should it have?
THE WINNER: “Embraceable Moo” Peter Gordon, Great Neck, N.Y.
SECOND PLACE: “Get Pasture Anxiety” Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
THIRD PLACE: “Everyone Needs to Feel Herd” Troup Miller, Austin
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Veg prejudice” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Nov. 20. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Nov. 23. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit. ■