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I often find the term lifestyle choice to be abrasive, presumptuous, ignorant, and discriminatory. It can only be a “lifestyle choice” when you actually have a consistent set of choices or the freedom to consistently make your own choices about your daily or regular routines and practices. Some people don’t.

Privileged people who can make most of their own choices regularly have lifestyles. Without being free to make your own choices, the whole lifestyle choice accusation kind of falls apart.

Lifestyle and lifestyle choices are terms that privileged people (who have an array of options to choose from) use when they’re about to say something wrong to someone who has less options than they do or none at all.

You can only have a lifestyle if you’re styling your life/habits/routines on purpose. You can only make a lifestyle choice when you know you have a choice and are free to choose.

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