This is a blog for animal rights activists who are concerned about the misogynist, racist, homophobic and transphobic tactics used by PETA.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The first full picture of Earth from space
Happy Earth Day, everyone! In honor of this magnificent day, it seems that everyone has given me a profusion of things to write about. Because I love all of you, I have decided to share some of them here.
First off is a video which is posted and discussed at Vegan.com. The video, as they write, "concerns a veggie activist who is encouraged to be as loud, strident, and judgmental as possible — in an ongoing effort to attract greater attention to vegetarianism and to keep more animals from harm. It becomes a vicious cycle, with him having to top himself each time. At the end of the video, he’s probably won a few new vegetarians, and he’s earned a few dollars. But it’s come at the price of antagonizing millions, and getting them to permanently regard vegetarians as dickheads." If nothing else, watch it because it's probably the only place on the Internet where you can hear the phrase "you're...the neo-Nazi cult leader anti-Christ PETA-loving superfreak."
After reading the comments at YouTube, I couldn't help but think that the same people who don't understand that this is satire are probably the same ones who watch misogynist videos and tell everyone to lighten up because "it's just a joke." Though given their obvious lack of a brain and understanding of what constitutes humor, maybe I could convince these dumb saps that it would be really funny to go around town spray-painting the words "Fuck your fascist beauty standards" on every misogynist ad they find. The humor, I would inform them, comes from the presence of the word "fuck."
Anyhow, I've lost my train of thought. (Fantasizing about revenge on misogynists does that to me.) The next awesome link I've received lately is from Adam at the blog H.E.A.L.T.H. It's a review of the insipidly stupid, misogynist, self-hating book Skinny Bitch, and he breaks that shit down, tying it into PETA's body hate tactics. The whole blog is really great, so look around it sometime if you get a chance.
Finally, here's a great article that asks for unity between animal rights activists and the No-Kill Movement. Nathan Winograd writes about how, after learning about PETA's insanely high euthanasia rates and having PETA try clumsily to defend themselves, AR-News removed PETA's posting privileges. I was very heartened to see this article, because it's only recently that I've learned about the tension between animal rights activists and no-kill advocates.
And that, folks, is your vegan roundup for this Earth Day! Don't thank me, just send chocolate.
Name: The Venerable Vegan Empress Home: About Me: See my complete profile If you have any ideas for an article here or would like to write a post, I'd love that! I work full time, volunteer and take classes at my city's university, so I don't work on this project nearly as often as I'd like. Just send me a comment with your contact info -- I approve all comments before posting, so if you include info that you don't want published let me know and I won't publish your comment.