I have to admit that I find PETA to be really obnoxious. They have a really hard time getting their message across since they are fairly unsympathetic. After all, we wouldn't have a lot of life saving vaccines if it weren't for animal texting. And the Nazis were against animal testing, but had no problems with using humans.
And they do like letting naked women walk down the street to protest the fur trade, but are notoriously absent when the issue is leather...
It seems that PETA can't help but exploit women when it comes to getting the message across. Now, they have decided to turn to pornography. "We're hoping to reach a whole new audience of people, some of whom will be shocked by graphic images that maybe they didn't anticipate seeing when they went to the PETA triple-X site," said Lindsay Rajt, PETA's associate director of campaigns. PETA has filed paperwork to launch its pornography site when the controversial new. xxx domain becomes active in early December. While many non-profit and corporations are scrambling to protect their website names from being hijacked by a pornographer slapping on a. xxx domain, PETA is embracing the new domain as just another way to conduct business.
"We try to use every outlet that we can to speak up for animals," Rajt said. "We anticipated that this new triple-X domain name would be a hot topic and we immediately decided to use it and take advantage of it to try to promote the animal rights message."
I can just imagine!
PETA's exploitation of women and mysogny has come under attack before. A Facebook group, Real Women Against PETA, was launched after the organisation paid for a billboard showing an obese woman with the message: "Save the Whales. Lose the Blubber. Go Vegetarian." "PETA is extremely disingenuous," said Jennifer Pozner, executive director of the New York-based advocacy group Women In Media & News. "They have consistently used active sexism as their marketing strategy to garner attention. Their use of sexism has gotten more extreme and more degrading.
This tactic shows that PETA needs to seriously reexamine how they present their message and whether that message is too extreme for most people. The real problem is that PETA has troubl;e presenting their message in good taste.