Honestly, I would love to stop critizicing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). While I’m not a vegetarian, I believe in a great deal of what they profess, and I certainly believe in ethical treatment for animals. The last time Laurie and I blogged about them, in March of this year, we said they had outdone themselves. Sometimes I wonder if they take blog posts like ours as a challenge, because they have now
really crossed a new line.
The link above takes you to the “Learn Your ABC’s with PETA’s Striptease Quiz.” In this quiz, you get to meet “Amber,” a nubile young woman of indeterminate age, looking all faux-demure and provocative, in her plaid skirt, black tank over white blouse, and knee-high white stockings with little black bows. In one photo, she’s almost kissing an apple. In another, she clasps a stack of schoolbooks to her breast.
Hi, I’m Amber, and today, we’re going to be going over our ABCs. Here’s your first lesson: “ABC” stands for “animal birth control,” but it can also stand for “Amber’s bored with clothes” if you have the brainpower to answer these 10 quiz questions correctly.
There’s nothing that gets me hotter than an intelligent person who’s also compassionate, so let’s see if we can’t get me hot enough to remove a few pesky items of clothing—if you’re up to the challenge, that is …
No, I didn’t make this up. I lack the imagination to make something this repulsive up. Instead, to save you the trouble, I went all the way through the quiz. If you get an answer wrong, “she says,” “I have half a mind to start putting my clothes back on.” A right answer gets you a smirky little compliment, “Aren’t you the smartest?” or something like that, and a removed article of clothing. When you complete the quiz, she’s down to her panties and has her hands artfully placed so you don’t see her nipples.
Promoting spaying and neutering of pets instead of the horrible things we do to our unwanted or “extra” cats and dogs is a cause I can completely get behind. Using schoolgirl erotica? Sexualizing under-18s? Pandering to cliched hetero male fantasy? Not so much. Also, Amber and I have something in common: intelligence paired with compassion gets us hot. However, I also have compassion for–not Amber, because she’s certainly not real–but the real legion of girls behind the Amber image. PETA apparently hasn’t given them a second’s thought.
What’s next? Line up to watch Amber get spanked if you give the right answers? I wish I thought I was kidding.
Thanks to Lynn Kendall for the pointer.