03 Mar '17, 6pm
PETA Once Again Employs Sexism With “Lettuce Ladies” : Ecorazzi https://t.co/HDc8YMiA8W
On the contrary, this is just another example of how women’s bodies are used as some kind of bait to attract public attention. This not only trivialises veganism as an important social justice issue, it relies on an underlying presence of patriarchy in order to work. Women are seen by society as objects for the fulfillment of mens’ desires. Exploiting that entrenched patriarchal notion not only hinders people from recognising veganism as a fundamental issue of respect, it perpetuates the subjugation of women in society and ensures that they will continue to be shown no respect either. As long as we think it’s acceptable to use women’s bodies for our purposes – through exploiting societal patriarchy in order to portray a message – we will continue to use animal bodies for our purposes too.