A few years ago, I came across this WordPress article on the Rise of the Anti-fur Movement:
It highlights what I already knew that the ‘rich bitch, poor bitch’ and ‘it takes up to 40 dumb animals to make a fur coat, but only one to wear it’, adverts originated with a now defunct British animal rights group called Lynx, which started in the mid-1980’s at a time when PETA was virtually unknown in Britain; though the most prominent animal rights campaigner here was an American, Chrissie Hynde.
These Lynx adverts predictably got feminists enraged, because of course all women are sisters and the rich bitch is merely a victim of the rich bastard who bought her the fur coat; and so on with their ludicrous arguments. What these feminists overlooked was that Lynx and these campaign ads were as popular, if not more so, with women than with men. The late Linda McCartney herself photographed the images for the ‘rich bitch, poor bitch’ poster.
Viva (Vegetarians International Voice for Animals), took up the mantle of the animal rights movement in Britain. After Lynx had been sued for libel (by the owners of a fur farm) and subsequently bankrupted. Viva has also used imagery intended to shock and it has a certain number of celebrity supporters, though it is less well-known and not as internationally-based as the American organisation PETA, which is even more celebrity focused (or obsessed).
Numerous celebrities, wannabees and has-beens have jumped on the PETA bandwagon. Whilst some may be sincere, a good many are are just using it as a means of advertising themselves, with PETA providing them with a free platform. The first to declare that they would ‘rather go naked than wear fur’ were the Go-Go’s, in 1991, nearly a decade after their career peak. Numerous others, mostly women, but occasionally men, have followed in their wake.
Predictably, feminists howl ‘misogyny’, ‘exploitation of women’ and so on, conveniently overlooking that all these slebs appear in these ads of their own volition, overlooking also that some of the ads feature men; most of all the feminists genuinely believe the preposterous position that these slebs – only the women, not the men, you understand – are being ‘exploited’ by an organisation which is providing them with a free career platform.
Whatever one thinks of PETA and I for one have never been a member of it, only a dumb bitch would think that any of the slebs appearing in its adverts are being ‘exploited’. So why have feminists got so wound up by animal rights organisations over the years? The real reason is something that they won’t admit, namely that they have always sought to hijack the animal rights movement to peddle their own gender agenda, but so far they have failed.