Fighting with the Sky

PeTA Strikes Again in Scotland

Posted on: September 15, 2009

PeTa never seems to learn. After the backlash from their “Save the Whales” billboard, you would think that they would catch on to their fat-phobic and sexist ways.  But they wouldn’t be PeTa if they did that.Moobs-poster-001

This billboard is outside a hospital in Glasgow.  There are so many things wrong with it, I don’t even know where to begin.

Let’s start again with PeTa’s fat-phobic tendancies, since this billboard closely resembles the “Save the Whales” one.  A vegetarian does not necessarily correlate to weight loss.  And what business is it of PeTA’s if someone a) either chooses to be fat or b) does not lost weight despite their efforts?  Using fat-phobic propaganda to promote something like vegetarianism, which is a personal, moral, and political decision, is just wrong.

But even if PeTA did learn their lesson from the Jacksonville “Save the Whales” billboard, this one is different because it features a man, right?  Men’s bodies cannot be objectified, right?  No man would want to have breasts, so it’s ok to tell them that being a vegetarian will get rid of those breasts.  Wow, I hope everyone realized the sarcasm in those sentences.

And “Dude Looks Like a Lady.”  Adding to transphobic culture much?  No man would ever want to look like a lady.  Breasts are only for women, therefore men cannot have them and should not want them.

I could go into so much more analysis here, but I’m pretty sure that the billboard speaks for itself.

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4 Responses to "PeTA Strikes Again in Scotland"

This is an insult. Like most of the men out there can help how their chest is. Even if they do work out and become vegetarian most of the time it wont work, their chest is something that is genetically passed down to them.

I guess they think that people should look like Pamela Anderson, or someone who doesn’t eat period.

This is an insult. Like most of the men out there they can’t help how their chest is. Even if they do work out and become vegetarian most of the time it wont work, their chest is something that is genetically passed down to them.

It’s empty promises that is no better then the weight loss pills they promote on TV for people with low self esteem.

I guess they think that people should look like Pamela Anderson, or someone who doesn’t eat period.

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ugh, really?? playing up the fat / hairy stereotype?

so is there any group left for peta to offend???

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