Bil Browning

Peta Goes Anti-Choice Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed By Bil Browning | March 22, 2012 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, The Movement
Tags: anti-choice language, Bill Lee, Jenna Talackova, Miss Universe, MISTER, mobile, National Organization for Marriage, New Hampshire, NOM, Peta, soda consumption, Stanford Florida, Starbucks, Trayvon Martin

There's nothing like using anti-choice language to evangelize for vegetarianism, right? That's bound to move the progressive left - Peta's target market - into their animal rights camp. I mean, PETA-antichoice-language.jpgI can't see anything that would reinforce the message that human failings like sexism, fatphobia, or transphobia are a-okay if it keeps a chicken from becoming a nugget. I just don't understand why they insist on pissing off the people who could be potential supporters. It seems counter-intuitive. (Hat tip to Twitter friend Rizz for the photo.)

So what else should you know today? Here you go:

  • Soda sales are down in the US again this year. Apparently the First Lady's campaigns are working - sales are down to 1996 levels. Or with so many people out of work, more folks are drinking water or iced tea. Your pick.
  • The Miss Universe Canada pageant has a trans contestant this year. Jenna Talackova will be the first trans participant in the Trump-owned Miss Universe franchise.
  • The Sanford, Florida city commissioners held a no-confidence vote on Police Chief Bill Lee for his bungling of the Trayvon Martin murder. Police didn't even search Martin's cell phone to see if he was talking to anyone on the night in question. They also claimed witnesses corroborated the shooter's story, but those same witnesses say the reports are untrue and they heard Martin yelling for help before he was shot.
  • NOM has declared war on Starbucks for supporting marriage equality in Washington state. They're threatening to put up billboards and advertise worldwide - especially in places where anti-gay sentiments are extremely high like the Middle East or Southeast Asia.
  • New Hampshire legislators voted down a measure to repeal marriage equality in favor of civil unions. The GOP has a super majority in the House of Representatives and hate groups have been crowing that the Granite State would repeal the law but 119 Republicans voted against the bill. The measure went down in flames on a 211-116 vote.
  • has launched a mobile app called MISTER. They claim it is "the first location-based iPhone, iPad and Android dating and social app designed for gay, bisexual and curious men of all ages." Man, the first? It sure sounds like Grindr, Scruff, Jack'd, and all the rest.

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