Posts Tagged PETA

Quick hit: PETA offers pathetic excuse for their misogyny

Have you seen this interview with PETA’s Associate Director of Campaigns? In it, Lindsay Rajt attempts to do the impossible: explain away PETA’s consistently terrible no-good very bad history of employing sexism and misogyny to draw attention to their cause.

If you don’t feel like reading the whole interview, here’s the basic idea: PETA is just putting out these god-awful ads as a publicity stunt (no big surprise there) because they “don’t have millions and millions to spend” (really?) and so they “have to work a little harder” to get their message out. So they deliberately employ “provocative and controversial campaigns” even though, JK cause their president and co-founder is actually totally a feminist!

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Have you seen this interview with PETA’s Associate Director of Campaigns? In it, Lindsay Rajt attempts to do the impossible: explain away PETA’s consistently terrible no-good very bad history of employing sexism ...

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.

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 ...

PETA goes all the way (literally) to create a porn site

We all know us feminists just love to hate PETA. Their shock-and-awe campaigns are among the most racist, offensive and completely unrelated to their actual cause of perhaps any “advocacy” organization that exists. (I say “advocacy” in quotes because I think their self-identification as one that actually promotes animal rights advocacy is a joke.)

Anyway, perhaps the most popular of offenses that PETA loves to capitalize on is the objectification of women; between strip-teasing quizzes to body scans to naked lady celebrities, there is no sexist cliche too tacky for these folks. And now, they’ve gone as far as they could possibly go in this area — ...

We all know us feminists just love to hate PETA. Their shock-and-awe campaigns are among the most racist, offensive and completely unrelated to their actual cause of perhaps any “advocacy” organization ...

PETA’s latest fail: animal cruelty is just like slavery


Image via BET.

I am getting pretty tired of calling PETA out for their offensive ad campaigns. The latest, which premiered on the National Mall last week, is called Glass Walls and features the prominent endorsement of Paul McCartney. Nifty. Less nifty, however, is that it equates animal cruelty with slavery, among other systems of oppression. The display features graphic images of animal cruelty next to graphic images of human cruelty, including images of slavery from the nearby Natural History Museum. From NBC Washington:

“Child labor, human slavery, and the oppression of women all came to be opposed by our society, thanks to the passion and ...

PETA’s latest sexism: “Be Proud of your Body Scan: Go Vegan”

Only PETA can try to profit off of the invasive TSA screenings by pushing objectifying and body image bullshit with their latest ad. Thankfully, it was rejected by several major airports this past holiday weekend:

The ads from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals features a scan of a curvaceous woman in lacy underwear with the message: “Be Proud of Your Body Scan: Go Vegan.”

Major airports in Las Vegas, Charlotte, N.C., and New York City refused to display the ads designed to entice holiday travelers waiting in security lines.

Officials with McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas say its policy prohibits political ads.

PETA Vice President Dan Matthews says the ads were meant to be humorous. He says PETA ...

Only PETA can try to profit off of the invasive TSA screenings by pushing objectifying and body image bullshit with their latest ad. Thankfully, it was rejected by several major airports this past holiday ...