Have we mentioned lately how much PETA sucks?

Looks like it’s been several months since the last time, so here’s your regular reminder:

As Kelsey writes at Bitch, “Can’t you just shout BOOBS!!! next time and stop pretending it has anything to do with the ethical treatment of, well, anyone?”

Transcript after the jump.


This is Jessica and she suffers from BWVAKTBOOM: Boyfriend Went Vegan And Knocked The Bottom Out Of Me. A painful condition when Boyfriends go Vegan and suddenly can bring it like a tantric pornstar. For Jessica it’s to late.

Boyfriend: You’re back. You feeling better?

Please go to bwvaktboom.com and learn to go vegan safely.

Atlanta, GA

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/jdkrheum/ Amy

    Uh, I don’t even understand the video. Knocked the Bottom Out of Me? She’s wearing a neck brace? Sounds violent. Very disappointing for a long time vegan to see this.

    • http://feministing.com/members/azure156/ Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

      “Knocked the bottom out of me” sounds like an allusion to a specific act–and I don’t mean veganism!

      “Tantric pornstar”, on the other hand, does not sound like the most spiritually or culturally understanding thing I’ve heard recently. That’s not such a blase thing, (and a lot more ego-less than carrying on about how you “bring it”) if you look into it.

  • http://political-science.uchicago.edu/ amandahelenb

    Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off of the floor! This is atrocious!

  • http://feministing.com/members/dilatte/ Lucy

    I’m literally nauseous.

  • http://feministing.com/members/jennimason/ Jennifer

    I don’t really understand this… What does any of this have to do with animals? If anything, this looks like a domestic abuse situation, with some made-up excuse about her partner being rough in bed.
    As a long-time vegetarian, and one who strongly supports treating animals well, I have to say I really dislike PETA, and this is yet another example of them using horrible methodology to advocate for their cause. The idea of animals being treated ethically is one I can get behind – but PETA’s “By any means” approach is horrible, and I honestly believe that the extremes they take make it more difficult for more rational approaches to improving the quality of life of animals to be taken seriously.

  • http://feministing.com/members/samll/ Sam Lindsay-Levine

    I (a vegetarian) think they are just 100% trolling now and that continuing to give them attention only fuels their current behavior.

  • http://feministing.com/members/defenderofpants/ David

    Ugh. Don’t the realize that the people they are targeting with these ads will never go vegan?

    • http://feministing.com/members/defenderofpants/ David


  • http://feministing.com/members/treefinger/ Candice

    PETA drives me nuts, not just because it’s sexist/racist/sizeist/etc., but because I can tell it’s one of the leading causes of suspicion of animal rights among feminists and other social justice groups. AR is one of the majorly neglected branches of social justice in today’s movement, and these disgusting advertisements and campaigns aren’t helping. Throwing women, POC and others under the bus isn’t going to garner PETA more support, it’s going to make their key support demographic turn against radical animal rights in general, not just PETA itself (which doesn’t deserve support).

    • http://feministing.com/members/miriamclaire/ Miriam

      This. This is what makes me crazy.

  • http://feministing.com/members/snmcqueen/ Sarah

    So PETA is against the abuse of animals, but it’s cool for human women as long as it’s sexy? Ick.

  • http://feministing.com/members/shilohbusiness/ Sam

    My partner and I have both been vegan and involved in animal rights activism for about two years now. We want everybody to know that very, very few people who are concerned for animal welfare issues would endorse this message. The misogyny and heterosexism portrayed in this campaign go against the most basic concepts of compassion and nonviolence that motivate people to go vegan.

    Please, withdraw all of your support from PETA and do not give them the satisfaction of even having “bad publicity.” It is time to take the animal rights movement past this bullshit.

    • http://feministing.com/members/staceyjean/ Stacey

      I agree, ShilohBusiness. I’m vegan myself and hate to be associated with such a violent, sexist organization. Well said.

  • http://feministing.com/members/brittforbes93/ Brittany


    Actually, PETA, that’s frightening.

    • http://feministing.com/members/famouseccentric/ Kat

      Whoops, I accidentally hit “report comment.” Sorry about that! I was actually chiming in to agree with the sentiment that it *was* frightening. And sexist. And downright icky. Who looks at a woman sporting a neck brace and a painful walk (that *he caused!*) and thinks, “Hey, this would be a great time for round two”? Yikes!!!

  • http://feministing.com/members/cayce/ Cayce Arnett

    This is weird…and gross. I wonder who exactly is sitting at that table discussing new ad campaigns and who thought this one was a great idea. It’s completely distracting from their message.

  • http://feministing.com/members/fdieting/ Therese

    Wow…just, wow. I just don’t understand what PETA is trying to accomplish. They could have taken the same concept of how veganism allegedly improves your sex life, eliminated the violence aspect of it and made it into a very positive commericial about how healthy eating improves your sex life. But I just don’t get the whole neck-brace, wandering around in your underwear thing.

  • http://feministing.com/members/brookenononsense/ Brooke No Nonsense
  • http://feministing.com/members/brookenononsense/ Brooke No Nonsense

    petition against PETA’s ad campaign, please sign and share