A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.
The following are some questions that were raised in this quote by O Anna Niemus, some things to think about – in relationship to how gender can affect how we see things. Yes, these are generalisations, but there is a basis to generalisations. This can be important when looking at why so-called “animal rights” organisations, such as PeTA (who are really welfare), use images of naked, near-naked, and women in bikinis to promote PeTA.
Is it men or women who work the most in slaughterhouses?
Is it men or women who are most involved in domestic battering?
Is it men or women who commit the most rapes?
Is it men or women who vote for the most executions?
Is it men or women who promote war, vote for war, kill in war?
Is it men or women who as ‘talk show hosts’ allow no talk?
Is it men or women who are more often pedophiles?
Is it men or women who torture lab animals more?
~O Anna Niemus
Has pictures of naked women ever convinced any man to go vegetarian? (there advertising though does not promote veganism) There would be a very narrow segment of the female market that would convinced by naked women to make life-changing decisions.
This is not another post of PeTA bashing, just questioning the tactics of brand-name animal organisations, and do their tactics work.
As a tactic to achieve animal liberation, might there be more effective ways than exploiting women. It’s been thirty years, might it not be time to re-evaluate the wisdom of exploiting women in the name of animal rights.
So, does gender make a difference in how people think about issues….