According to this article:
Just when you thought the white male could stoop no lower, PETA tells us that white men don't care about animal cruelty.
No, this isn't a joke, though I thought it was when a postcard from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) making such a claim crossed my desk a few days ago. Here's how the PETA assault on white males begins: "If the idea of animals' being castrated without anesthetics on factory farms isn't at all unsettling to you, chances are you're a man and you're white..."
Here's PETA's spin on the white man's carnivorous ways: "Could it be because white men are raised on `sports' such as fishing and rodeo? Or taught to `appreciate' the outdoors with a rifle in their hands? Do they feel like they're betraying Dad if they don't give their sons hot dogs at ballgames or that they won't grow `hair on their chests' without a slab of meat on their dinner plate?
"On the other hand, could it be that people who themselves sometimes feel disenfranchised and oppressed might, for that very reason, be sympathetic to the plight of animals?"
Racist? Check. Wouldn't dare say such things about non-white males? Check. Time to look up the emails of publicists who represent celebrities who support PETA? Check.
MultiCultiCult · Sun, 01/19/2003 - 23:41 · Importance: 1