I can’t see the point in women being equal to men if men are not equal to each other. *
I can’t see the point in nonhuman animals being equal to humans if humans are not equal to each other.
Think about it.
Like fishes, these women are but mere decorations, objects to be used, displayed and discarded at will. The product’s tag line – which is adorned by silhouettes of “mud flap babes” – reads “Live Your Fantasy”. The audience is to assume that it’s every man’s fantasy to treat women like nonhuman animals, i.e., property.
Misogyny? Check. Heterosexism? Check. Sizeism? Check. Lookism? Check. White privilege? Check. Speciesism? Check. And so on and so forth.
* F Word reader Polly, quoted in the forthcoming book Reclaiming the F Word: The New Feminist Movement (Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune, Zed Books, July 2010), in reference to poverty, capitalism, and economic equality and oppression (page 115 in the ARC).
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