Cat Fight: Sour Feminists versus Bikini-clad PETA Protesters
Can’t they both lose?
The left is eating its own again. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, hired bikini clad women to hand out non-dairy treats to the crowd at Wimbledon. Some feminists objected angrily, claiming the organization was objectifying women.
Emily Zanotti of Heat Street has the story:
PETA Blasted as ‘Sexist’ for Using Bikini-Clad Models to Serve Dairy-Free Treats
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is being blasted for what feminists say is the unethical treatment of women.
The progressive activist group, long a staple of the left, decided to stage a promotional event at the Wimbledon tennis championship, and dressed a number of young, attractive women in bikinis and had them hand out dairy-free treats to the sweltering crowd.
The stunt was meant to attract attention, and for PETA, it was pretty typical—usually the models trying to guilt passers-by into quitting meat are clad only in lettuce leaves (or, for that matter, nothing at all), so strawberry-print pinup gear was definitely an upgrade. But it ended up angering PETA’s fellow social justice warriors who called the display “anti-feminist” and threatened to revoke their support.
“I’m sick of you exploiting women’s bodies in the name of being vegan. You need to change your methods,” said one supporter, a Guardian reporter, who also said he was cancelling his membership immediately.
Another, a union organizer Tweeted, “Exploitation of women’s bodies is never a good look. Another sexist campaign. You value animals over women.”
PETA fired back, claiming that its critics were nothing more than sex-negative prudes, and body-shamers, to boot. They even suggested that some of their “feminist” detractors were actually forcing the animal rights organizations, and its models, to ascribe to tyrannical Patriarchy.
Tucker Carlson spoke to a feminist last night who objected to the stunt. Carlson wondered why it was a big deal if the women, who are adults, chose to participate. You can watch part of the discussion in the video below:
Feminists are upset at animal rights group PETA for sending women to Wimbledon in bikinis. pic.twitter.com/tPDDeBBkGH
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 7, 2017
The conflict between PETA and feminists has apparently been going on for years. Take a look at this 2009 article from the Portland Mercury:
Feminists vs. PETA
PEOPLE FOR the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are best known for their uppity protests about factory farms and animal testing labs. But last week in Portland, PETA’s president got a taste of her own medicine.
As PETA President Ingrid Newkirk prepared to speak at Powell’s Books on Tuesday, August 18, a dozen Portland feminists were crouched on the sidewalk a block away, drawing up large protest signs. The loosely knit Portland Feminist Action League organized the “flash protest” via the internet, criticizing PETA for its “sexist and offensive” animal rights campaigns. PETA’s protests have featured nude women in cages, and most recently, the organization produced a billboard that pictured a fat woman in a bikini that read, “Save the whales! Lose the blubber. Go vegetarian.”
“A lot of us are vegan and vegetarian and actually support what PETA is trying to do,” explained protest organizer Erin Fairchild as she finished writing out a sign reading, “PETA can kiss my big fat vegetarian ass!”
“We’d just like them to stop relying on sexism to get their message across,” Fairchild added.
Here’s a 2013 article from the Huffington Post:
Has PETA Gone Too Far? Sexism, Pornography and Advertising
It is PETA’s television and internet campaigns which are most conspicuously pushing the boundaries of advertising, the objectification of women’s bodies, heteronormative pornography, and violence against women. PETA’s first campaign of the year, ‘Veggie Love’ was developed for the Superbowl, and was banned for having women simulate sex with vegetables; an ad which appears to have been inspired by Voina’s ‘protest’ art that involved women having sex with frozen chickens.
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How do the feminists know the bikini clad protesters were women? Perhaps they were trans men who like bikinis. The feminists should really stop with the intolerance.
I think it more likely they were trans-species, identifying as hens.
Good luck with getting a bunch of hateful bitches to shut up.
which group – they are all over the top –
if PETA wanted to show ethical/sarc treatment, they would show how Torah forbids mistreatment of animals
(chase mother bird away before taking young birds from nest)
Ah, but that’s not what they remember. They see a historical compendium of what not to do and believe God was an advocate of elective abortion, transgenderism/homosexuality, friendship with “benefits” (e.g. polygamy without commitment), incest, social justice adventures, etc.
And Genesis 19:31 was God’s advocacy for rape, or perhaps rape-rape, and incest, rather than a warning to men and women about moral (i.e. conscious) suppression and exploitation.
Sour Feminists? Is there any other kind? LOL
Those are bikinis??? They’re almost burqas.
I was just reminiscing about a time I was traveling in Mexico and had the opportunity to go to one of their big soccer games. (The people I attended with were cheering for Chivas)
During a break, a team of girls came on to the field promoting Sol Beer – had a a great routine, very popular. I was just thinking that if the feminists want to protest something – there’s bikinis and then there’s the Sol Girls bikinis. Wow!
The other really notable thing about that game was the way that the referees were escorted on and off the field by 4 policemen in riot gear carrying M-16’s. That’s Mexico for ya.
The feminazi’s would obviously preferr those women to be wearing burkhas, since the bikini so demeaning.
Was rather hoping for “Boobs not bombs!”, but I digress…
Feminazis can’t win this one.
Some, or a lot, or possibly most women LIKE and ENJOY feeling beautiful, and being recognized for it. It’s just human.
Feminazis will call it ‘objectifying’ but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, the beauty industry moves a gigantic amount of money: 62 billion in 2016, in the US, in cosmetics alone.
BTW, fail to make your wife feel ‘objectified’ and see where you sleep tonight.
And I hate PETA. They mess with my love of bacon.
Don’t mess with my bacon!
Say what you will about PETA, but their little stunts attract media attention, which is all they want.
Clearly, feminists need to follow the Saudi and Iranian example.
I recommend squads of enforcers armed with Nerf clubs and cans of Reddi-whip.
Feminists vs. PETA – happening today, at the intersection of Loony Street and Insane Boulevard.
“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, hired bikini clad women to hand out non-dairy treats to the crowd at Wimbledon. Some feminists objected angrily, claiming that they weren’t nearly as pretty.”
A movement that features bare-breasted women strutting (and flopping) about; others scantily-dressed and still others who dress up in vagina costumes (let’s not forget The Vagina Monologues, truly seminal entertainment….oops, pun alert!) and incessant pleas for women to think, vote, and identify according to their genitalia is still objecting to the “objectification” of women based upon — umm, don’t tell me now, I’ll think of it in a minute — Oh yeah! Now I remember:
Those aren’t bikinis, they are two-piece bathing suits. Believe me because I am an expert on bikinis.
I agree. I knew that advanced Women Study degree would come in handy some day….taking a roll of ones out of my pocket and folding them lengthwise. Don’t forget to tip your waitress too.
Solution: ladyboys from Thailand. No-one will know what to say…
I get your sarcastic point. But, as a former US consular officer with service in Bangkok, I feel compelled to reply.
I understand from people who liked that sort of thing that when the katoeys came onstage, they strutted their stuff, while the real girls, no matter how scantily clad, tended to be demure.
Further, a lot of the cases involving Thai spouses of US citizens (apart from the naturalized Thai-born guys who went home to marry their old sweethearts) were more often than not the first floozy some beery tourist ran into in the first bar. These women had a history of prostitution, which was grounds for denial in the absence of special waivers from INS (now part of ICE). These involved a few interviews with the young women. What I stumbled on was that in most such cases, I had a girl sold by a family living in desperate poverty with a lot more of a moral compass than a lot of American college students. She basically thought marriage to a besotted, thrice-divorced “farang” loser a better “out” from a horrid and degraded life than drowning herself in a canal while riddled with HIV/AIDS and “too old” at 27.
Further, I saw some young women immigrating as siblings of US citizens–elder sister got her break by marrying a drunk tourist, ended up with a tidy little hair salon or restaurant in the States, and wanted to spare Younger Sis the sort of thing she went through. And in some cases where I heard enough about the rest of the family, it turned out that the fine, upstanding American man was still the same sort of loser he was twenty years ago.
I went into that job rather naive. I thought the foreign spouse cases would be a little like mine–someone long in country, at least two languages and one religion in common, met through interlocking social circles which the American abroad fell into, comparable educations and social status, etc. (I married and started my family while teaching English in Taiwan). But in the two years I was in Bangkok, such cases accounted for about five out of the hundreds I dealt with.
Trying to avoid the sex industry in Bangkok back then was as hopeless as trying to avoid stepping in manure in a pigsty–even if you’re the sort who is satisfied with his wife and finds a good book entertainment enough. It was simply everywhere, and sordid, sordid, sordid.
Obviously, some reporter does not know what a bikini is.
I am enjoying the irony of the attractive young “feminist” appearing on television in full war paint. Isn’t make-up a tool of the patriarchy?
This so deserves a Slut Walk.
This is reminiscent of the progressive conflict between feminists and transgendered males with feminine orientations.
The [class] diversitists speak.
Is this gross mischaracterization intended to change people’s understanding of pornography-pornography?
The humanitarian pornographers approve.
Rape-rape, abortion-abortion, etc.
… art that involved women having sex with frozen chickens.
Not for the first time, I have the feeling that I really should get out more often.
And that was at the Democrat Party National Convention.
Weird. Just the thought of seeing that prompts the opposite response in me… it makes me want to shut out any possibility of actually seeing it.
Trust me, there are some things that will haunt your dreams forever and this sounds like one of those things. On the other hand, I’ve always assumed that Obama had sex with chickens.
Femimists are such hypocrites, they have absolutely no problem putting on revealing clothing or even going naked in public to get attention for their own causes.
But when it’s some other cause, “my body my choice” goes right out the window.
At the same time they object when Christian or Jewish religious leaders encourage women to dress modestly. But are silent when Muslim leaders are much more strict.
Is there any political ideology with less logical consistency than feminism?
I have to post this whenever I see PETA mentioned:
People for the Ethical Regard of Vegetables – PERV
*How would you like to be separated from your nether regions, plunged into a boiling cauldron of oil or water and then eaten?
*How would you like to have your genitalia cut off and used to decorate churches, houses and the bosoms of human females?
*How would you like to have your unborn children put in a mill and ground up over the corpses of related species?
*How would you like to have your head cut off so that people can play football on you?
*And it’s a matter of your own health. Do you realise that leguminous vegetables such as peas and beans fix deadly nitrogen from the air, which could give you cancer?
Act now! Send a large cheque to the Number Watch Cayman Island account to become a member of PERV. In return, you will receive a free catalogue of synthesized proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and fibre (no fat, of course) with price list. Leave the flowers where they are in the field. You know it makes scents.
I’m not a supporter of PETA, but I am an occasional vegetarian (although usually omnivorous, and have no qualms about eating meat or wearing leather). I lived many years in the Far East as a teacher, quasi-missionary, and diplomat, and admit they know how to do vegetarian food right.
Frankly, I think the girls’ swimsuits are rather modest. Good for PETA (although I am an unreconstructed carnivore most of the time). Still, I think those two are temptations for any cannibals lurking around!