So I have been getting a lot of protest from one commenter about my position on PETA. I just want to provide a little more evidence to back up my claim about sexism or racism in PETA’s advertisements. I simply do not think that undercutting other movements is a way to further one’s movement, no matter how noble the cause.
The list goes on and on. Displaying women and African Americans as cuts of meat, animals, or sexy and battered really is counterproductive and offensive. Juxtaposing the lynching of African Americans and the slaughter of animals can be interpreted as insensitive and dehumanizing. The historical implications of presenting minorities as “wild” animals and women literally as pieces of meat may get attention, but negative attention can undercut a movement and cause offense.