You may have read by now that PETA got their feathers all ruffled when the New York Times showed a picture of a raw chicken in a sexy pose for their Dining & Wine section. PETA's president, Ingrid Newkirk, went as far as calling it necrophilia. I'm not making this up.
Thinking that PETA may have gone too far with this one, Dr. Marty Klein of Sexual Intelligence had this to say:
PETA went way over the top in objecting to it: "It's downright offensive, not just to people who care about animals but almost to everyone," said the group's president Ingrid Newkirk. "It's a plucked, beheaded, young chicken in a young pose. It's necrophilia," she concluded.
I'm certainly not the only one to note that perhaps PETA objects to someone stealing a page from their playbook. They've publicized their work by showing semi-nude models who'd "rather be nude than wear fur;" showing nude porn stars pleading with owners to spay their pets; and they're even planning to start their own porn site, which will "reach a whole new audience of people," according to PETA's director of campaigns.
But this latest, um, catfight, goes deeper than mere hypocrisy.
Newkirk is complaining that a raw chicken -- the kind you buy in the supermarket -- has been posed in a way that's too sexy. Worse, she invoked the archetypal monster of our time -- the child molester. Newkirk said the photo showed a "young chicken in a young pose."
She might as well have called the photographer a terrorist. For nostalgia, throw in "Communist."
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