Soy Will Kill You DEAD.

Dear Vegans,

If you don’t value your own life, please at least care about the future of others. There is a looming green menace, a bean determined to wreak havoc any place where its roots can burrow into the ground like hungry, greedy tentacles. It is dire but it’s not too late: we must do our part now to uproot this vicious plant until it becomes fully indestructible and sends our planet on a collision course with obliteration. It is truly the Bad Bean. (The following footnoted article was peer-reviewed by someone who knows someone on the board of directors at the Weston A. Price Foundation.)

To put it bluntly, soy will kill you DEAD. (1)

Women, soy will turn your ovaries inside out before they shrink into themselves, drain down your legs and settle into your feet. This will eventually cripple you. This is a small matter because your muscles would have atrophied long before this due to Toxic Estrogenic-Legume Syndrome and your brain will have become porous with Tofu Spongiform Edamamepathy. Then you will die. (2)

Men, exposure to soy will make you grow giant breasts sloshing with soymilk. It will make your genitalia shrink into petunia-shaped little nubs (3) as the steady drip-drip-drip of phytoestrogens into your bloodstream transforms you into a grotesque quasi-female freak-form come to life. Your breasts will keep growing until they eventually smother you and endanger your community. Then you will die. (4)

Children, the soy your parents give you today will make bright pink hair sprout on your concave chests (females) and on your enormous breasts (males). At around age thirteen, boys will metamorphose into girls and girls will metamorphose into boys in a horrific live mutation. As the erstwhile girls morph into aggressive, pimply males and the former males transmute into screeching, freakishly hormone-mad girls, all ages from puberty onward are fraught with peril as you lurch into marauding delinquency. Then you will die. (5)

It is now known that soy shot Abraham Lincoln and the Archduke Ferdinand. (6) Soy insurgents caused the Spanish-American War and the Nicaraguan Civil war. (7)

Further, it is well established that soy caused the Great Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Earthquake, the Dust Bowl and the Irish Potato Famine. (8)

Soy returns movies late. Soy parks like an idiot. Soy plays horrible music too loud. Soy drunk dials. Soy puts the toilet paper on wrong. Soy leaves the faucet running when soy even bothers to wash its hands. Soy never offers to pay. Soy is a sloppy drunk. Soy does not vacate its seat for the elderly or disabled on buses. Soy laughs at inappropriate times. Soy sends texts during movies. Soy eats loudly and with its mouth open. Soy relieves itself on your front yard. (9)

Soy will know just what to say. Soy will make you think that you’re the only one. Soy will charm your pants off and then soy will ghost you. You will run into soy on the street or at a party some time later and it will smirk at you in a way that makes you feel like dirt. (10)

It gets worse.

Soy peers into your windows at night. Soy will sit next to you on the train even when there are plenty of empty seats, like a creeper. Soy stands too close to you in the checkout lane. Soy loiters on playgrounds. Soy makes your normally confident dog whimper then run and hide in the closet. Whenever soy appears, a foreboding storm rolls in out of nowhere. Soy drives by slowly, staring at you with a menacing look that sends chills down your spine. (11)

Soy is watching you. Soy is not pleased. (12)

Soy was engineered in an underground secret government laboratory with DNA from Darth Vader, Voldemort, Freddy Krueger and Rudy Giuliani and then one terrible night, soy overpowered the researchers and the evening watchman and got loose, running into the pitch-black night. (13)

So please, if not for your own sake, if not for the sake of others, if not for the sake of everything decent and natural and good, please join us in this ultimate battle against the legume of death if only for the future of the planet. Once eradicated, we can celebrate over pureed organ meats, bone broth and unpasteurized milk. (14) Until that day, we must not rest! We must fight the green menace with all of our force.

If you don’t realize this was satire, soy got to you, too.


1. McKibble, Susan. “Soy, the Legume of Certain Painful Death” The Journal of Soya Conspiracies(August 2005)

2. Keith, Frances. “Emerging Speculative Soy-Borne Diseases of the Dystopian Future,” The Daily Sun and Mail, 1 May 2008, sec. 2, p. 17.

3. Kellis, Mark. Penises Into Petunias: the Tofuification of Masculinity. Self-published, 1999.

4. O’Connor, Mary. “Population Under Threat,” The Journal of Soya Conspiracies (June 2003)

5. Keith, Frances. “Children: Soy’s Most Innocent Casualty,” The Daily Sun and Mail, 17 June 2004, sec. 2, p. 9.

6. Kellis, Mark. The Secret History of the World’s Most Violent Legume. Self-published, 2001.

7. Ferdin, Josephine. “The Soybean Wars: Violence, Famine, Plagues, Disasters and the Plant that Caused Them All, Part One.” The Journal of Fringe Theories (September 2007)

8. Ferdin, Josephine. “The Soybean Wars: Violence, Famine, Plagues, Disasters and the Plant that Caused Them All, Part Two.” The Journal of Fringe Theories (September 2008)

9. Keith, Frances. “Soy, the World’s Worst Neighbor,” The Daily Sun and Mail, 15 October 2010, sec. 2, p. 11.

10. Fawkes, Lisa. “The Misogyny of Soy: From Swaggering Tofu to Sadistic Tempeh,” The Nourishing Traditions Feminist Journal (April 2009).

11. Rich, Carol. “The Coming Apocalypse: Soybeans as Lucifer.” The Weston A. Price Foundation Journal of Non-Secular Thought. (October 2010)

12. Ferdin, Josephine. “The Soybean Wars: Violence, Famine, Plagues, Disasters and the Plant that Caused Them All, Part Three.” The Journal of Fringe Theories (September 2009)

13. Polonis, Toby. “The True Story of Soy: From Experiment to Modern Day Horror Story.” The Journal of Fringe Theories (November 2003)

14. O’Fairon, Fiona. Long Live Liver! The Weston A. Price Foundation’s Party Food for Nourishing Traditions. The Weston A. Price Foundation Press, 2005.

Marla Rose is a Chicago-area writer and co-founder of and

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