From PETA to sci-fi
Jess McCabe // 6 April 2008
PETA is a prime example of a charity that feels like it’s OK be as sexist as it wants in promoting its cause. But, as this piece in the Guardian by Julie Bindel shows, this tactic is becoming ever more popular.
I think this is one of the most horrendous examples she describes:
Glamour magazine featured another former Spice Girl, Mel B, posing naked in support of the Helen Bamber Foundation, which works with victims of sex trafficking and torture. One leading anti-trafficking campaigner, who asked not to be named, refers to Mel B’s campaign as “get your tits out for trafficking”
Quench Zine runs a guest column about the stupid conversations that people want to engage in about the writer’s disabled partner:
Your implication that the worst tragedy in the world would be for someone to exist that has a quality in common with a person I love is hurtful and offensive.
Resist Racism considers a common trap for white anti-racists.
And, finally, Allecto has posted another installment of her dissection of Joss Whedon’s show Firefly.