Ingrid Newkirk from PETA has just announced that the animal welfare organization will no longer use simply misogyny and sexism as a ploy to get people “turned on” by animal issues, but will instead switch to more shocking tactics.
“Objectifying women through the use of sexual appeal and nudity to get the public’s attention might have been a useful tool before the internet. But in today’s world, most boys have seen 2 girls 1 cup by the age of five. Plain sexism and misogyny doesn’t work anymore. No one cares about a naked woman, standing there, talking…about animals. That’s why we must step up our campaigns to include more contemporary forms of shocking entertainment. Movies such as Hostel, Kill Bill, and No Country For Old Men and internet videos and sites featuring animals, scat, and other fetishes are the inspiration for our new campaign. For years we’ve been known for graphic slaughterhouse footage, and graphic nudity. Well, what if we combined the two?”
She then announced PETA’s new reality show on TLC: Slaughter-Babes, Inc. PETA took 12 of the wildest, plainest-looking babes in Norfolk, moved them into a slaughterhouse/condo, and turned on the cameras.
“What we filmed was some of the greatest animal rights footage ever caught on tape,” Newkirk described, “naked women with saws and knives, killing and dismembering animals. It should really change people’s minds about our treatment of animals. But is wasn’t all work and no play. Between the blood fights, the intestine slip’n’slide, the bile baths, and the wet t-shirt contest, a lot of real fun was had, and a lot of learning took place”
Look for “Slaughter-Babes, Inc.”, Tuesdays this fall after “Kill Her, Cook Her, Eat Her with Sarah Palin”.