Human Exceptionalism

PETA and Porn

PETA has always used nudity, for example of Alicia Silverstone, to attract young people–read boys and men–to the cause. But now it has the services of a hard core porn “actress” pushing synthetic leather called “pleather,” with the clear allusion to “pleasure.” From the story:

Adult movie superstar Jenna Jameson is best known for hard-core pornography but her latest sexy pose is for a good cause – animal rights.

Using her sinful reputation for saintly ends, Jameson has joined forces with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in a new campaign promoting the use of synthetic leather alternative, Pleather.

SHS to the reporter: Animal rights–as opposed to animal welfare–is hardly a “saintly end,” as it interferes with medical research to cure cancer and, with the moral support of PETA, terrorizes animal researchers. It also seeks to create an explicit moral equality between animals and people. But never mind, the media are congenitally clueless.

Of course, PETA and Porn will not reduce the use of leather one iota. It is merely part of PETA’s constant, and I must say brilliant, drive at attention grabbing, which brings in donations, and the media fall for it every time. (As does SHS, I suppose.)

I think this also illustrates PETA’s generally subversive nature–and not just about the human/animal relationship and relative moral worth–in that it intentionally adds to the growing respectability of pornography in the culture.

Twas a time when feminists and general society rejected pornography as intrinsically objectifying to women. Now its stars are celebrated and seen as respectable social commentators and worthy of emulating–and extolled by the anti-humanists over at PETA.

Oh, did you see the other day that one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease?

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