And so you hold animosity towards an entire faction on the basis that one member (a fat goth girl, no less) of said group blasts you for your lifestyle?
There's no animosity towards people who keep it to themselves. It hasn't been just one person. There was a group of them yelling at people outside of a mongolian barbeque, another two people used to sit outside a local meat-market and try to force brochures on customers (I think the police finally stopped that), that fat bitch's friends who also went to dinner at points were just HORRIFIED that I eat very little plant material (this was when I was on a ketosis-based diet for about 4 weeks to shed bodyfat. I used to be 23+%BF), another group at the Columbus food festival, and the little guy who almost cried because he saw me wearing a leather motorcycle jacket.
I'm sure people have given you shit, but the "militant vegan" thing is a most assuredly NOT a myth.
If she's such a militant vegan why was she going out to places that serve meat in the first place?
Because I refuse(d) to go to a place that serves(ed) exclusively vegetarian dishes. It was a decent compromise, she didn't have any trouble finding anything to order, and she sure pounded down the bread.
I'm not giving anyone shit about their diet; mine's very specific and narrow for slow lean-mass gains, and I get hell for it ALL the time. I don't really get onto someone's case unless they pick at me first, so if you guys aren't trying to convert people to the point where it becomes annoying and trite then it's all good.