The Comment Section for Every Article Ever Written About PETA

Nicole Cliffe, have you been reading Feministe?

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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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23 Responses to The Comment Section for Every Article Ever Written About PETA

  1. debbie says:

    So true.

  2. EG says:

    From now on, I’m just going to link to this piece any time a discussion on this topic begins (“You need to read The Sexual Politics of Meat!” “Ah, number 2.”) and call Bingo when they all show up.

  3. Nicholas says:

    I see our intrepid Feministe author moonlights as a PETA internet article message board troll:

    7. Bacon is yum. I eat bacon whenever I see a vegetarian post on a message board. Sometimes I make myself throw up so I can eat the bacon twice.

  4. Cade DeBois (@lifepostepic) says:

    They left out my favorite:

    PETA are just media whores who care more about celebrities and donations than animals. Support the ASPCA, HSUS or your local animal welfare/rescue group instead. OK, thanks, buh-bye.

  5. Kristen J. says:

    Nicole Cliffe, have you been reading Feministe?

    Maybe, but if so she left out the bits about hats and pilots. And she forgot the popcorn.

  6. igglanova says:

    I love everyone at The Hairpin so fucking much.

  7. Charlotte says:

    The Hairpin is the best.

  8. Charlotte says:

    The Hairpin is exactly what Jezebel should be but isn’t.

  9. Chataya says:

    They left out my favorite:

    People of Color: Comparing factory farming to slavery and black people to animals is deeply problematic.
    White people: OMG, no it’s not! Factory farming IS slavery, and we’re all animals anyway! You’re just speciesist!

  10. Donna L says:

    Would someone mind explaining what kind of place The Hairpin is? I’ve never heard of of it before, but I really liked that list.

  11. Jillian says:

    Im confused about comment 2. It’s been several ywars since I’ve read TSPoM but I thought it was valid feminist criticism of the portrayal of gender in meat and meat eating. Is there irony I’m missing?

  12. glove says:

    Re: race, feminism and animal rights/veganism – http://sistahvegan.wordpress.com/

    It’s possible to talk about these issues in a useful, interlocking and interesting way.

  13. Chataya says:

    Jillian: I believe the point of the article is not that these are not valid points to make or that those arguments don’t have merit. Rather, the article is just pointing out things that are said during the vast majority of discussions about PETA. It’s about laughing at how most of those discussion threads are virtually identical.

  14. Nicole Cliffe says:

    Um, yes. I do! HI JILL.

  15. Brandy says:

    What, no “People Eating Tasty Animals”?

  16. Jill says:

    Um, yes. I do! HI JILL.

    !!!!!!!

    Ms. Cliffe, you just made my week / month / year.

  17. Natalia says:

    I also love the weird thread subplots that involve religious dietary restrictions and the OMG FUCK YOU FOR BEING RELIGIOUS and the NO, FUCK *YOU* that tends to follow.

  18. Amelia ze lurker says:

    Would someone mind explaining what kind of place The Hairpin is? I’ve never heard of of it before, but I really liked that list.

    How to explain the awesomeness that is The Hairpin? They’re a site full of interesting news and witty remarks, geared towards women in the best possible way, progressive and hip without being overly ironic. Charlotte is right that it’s “exactly what Jezebel should be but isn’t”—it avoids reinforcing stereotypes (gender and otherwise), has way less problematic shit, and leaves out all of the gossip. It’s intellectual in the best possible way—long, philosophical games of Fuck/Marry/Kill, articles on bra fashion in the Jacobean era, essays about gossip about actors from the 1940s, and columns like “Ask a Queer Chick,” “Ask a Married Dude,” and “Ask a Clean Person.” Oh, also, “The Best Time I Ever….[insert thing the person really only did one time].”

  19. wriggles says:

    I’ve read TSPoM but I thought it was valid feminist criticism of the portrayal of gender in meat and meat eating

    I thought that was a joke.

  20. Safiya Outlines says:

    Natalia – Come on now, I believe that happens on every thread religion is mentioned on. *flashbacks to Lady GaGa “Judas” thread”*.

  21. Natalia says:

    Judas. Juda-a-s. ;)

  22. Jackie says:

    I’m rather surprised, as most of these comments are moderated by PETA, or is that the joke? I mean, really who do they think they’re going to get by parading half dressed women around like circus animals? Men who really care about animals, or some frat boys who want to ogle a woman? I think it’s also very insulting to girls who want to advocate for animals, to feel the only way they can do that is to pornify themselves. Then again, isn’t that how it always is with women trying to speak out?

  23. Possibly the greatest post I ever read.

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