Friday, 14 December, 2018

PETA compares racist, homophobic language to phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’

PETA tweet PETA Mocked For Demanding End to ‘Speciesist’ Language TwitterScreenshot PETA
Kenny Thornton | 06 December, 2018, 03:26

Have you ever dared to use the phrase "bring home the bacon"?

Using Twitter as the test tube, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are taking the flower by the thorns to bring home the bagels.

PETA wants to put an end to what they call "anti-animal" language that comes with old sayings, claiming they normalize animal cruelty. Instead of saying "kill two birds with one stone", they suggested, "feed two birds with one scone". The tweet, which has been shared nearly 10,000 times in 24 hours, includes the caption, "Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it".

Not only do the PC editions of the time-tested idioms make little sense - Twitter was quick to point out how where there's a will, there's a way to find someone who will be offended by even the "correct" version. "This tweet of yours, equating "speciesism" with racism, homophobia and ableism is deeply disturbing". Thousands of people replied to PETA's tweets, complaining about the comparison.

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According to the Washington Post, PETA's aim was to encourage people to remove "speciesist" phrases from their everyday vocabulary by offering some alternative expressions. French fries to fry?

The organization then suggested ways in which people could stop using "anti-animal language". "All we can say is this: Human supremacists need to start thinking about other species' interests in not being exploited".

PETA has faced backlash for its suggestions.

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