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Not-so-newsflash: PETA is the worst

August 18, 2009

PETA’s at it again, friends, and this time with a fat joke they pilfered from the Middle School Meanies Anthology of Very Sophisticated Funnies. Let’s see it:

Wow, clever. Of course, it’s basically what we’d expect from PETA. But they’re just trying to help! damn it.

Renee at Womanist Musings calls this ad what it is:

Calling people that are fat whales and inferring that their bodies are like blubber, is fat hatred. There is no other way to spin this. You will note that once again PeTA’s attack is aimed at women. Shame and discipline, discipline and shame; this is what PeTA traffics in.
This is not about disrupting hierarchies, about being good stewards of the environment, or about animal rights. This is about putting women in boxes, crushing them until they fit. Feeding them what you think they should eat until they look like you think they should look. Selling them for the gain of the organization. It doesn’t take much thinking to find the irony.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2009 3:59 PM

    PETA is the worlds worst.

    Please read my blog about Bob Barker and the Blowhards.

    Raven
    http://cherokeebydesign.wordpress.com/

  2. Norma permalink
    September 5, 2009 12:41 AM

    Sadly, PETA has never had a problem throwing marginalized groups under the bus in the name of their (crazy) efforts to help animals. Besides, I’m almost more insulted by how tired and unoriginal this ad is than the actual content. Try harder, PETA.

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