PETA, you are the absolute worst. I keep thinking you can’t get any more offensive, and then you manage to surprise me.
This is reprehensible bullshit.
My little brother has autism. He is one of the most wonderful little boys I’ve ever known and I couldn’t have asked for a better brother.
He doesn’t understand when I get upset, especially when it comes to my ed, and so every now and then he will walk past me and just touch my arm so I know he’s thinking of me.
He makes me a valentines card each year. An easter card. A christmas card. Sometimes just a card to tell me he loves me.
He’ll google puppies and bookmarks the pictures of the ones he thinks I’ll like.
And to see advertising like this. To see people think that he is the worst thing that could have happened to my mother, to our family. It crushes my heart and makes me burn with fury in the same breath.
My love for him burns so brightly that heaven itself could not out shine it. I wouldn’t change him for the world.
Fuck Peta. Fuck ableism. Fuck the idea that we would have been better off with a different child.
Peta tried this campaign back in 2008 and they got so much criticism for it, their billboard was removed. Peta’s ORIGINAL wording on this campaign this year was:
"Autism is a brain disorder … often marked by anti-social behavior like screaming…
PETA has created a billboard to alert the public to the connection between this devastating disease and dairy-product consumption.”
"Autism and autism spectrum disorder are complex disorders of brain development that may be associated with a wide range of symptoms, such as limited verbal communication and difficulties with social interactions. PETA has created a billboard to alert the public to the connection between this condition and dairy-product consumption."
They cite “studies” but give no reference where 20 children were placed on a GFCF (gluten-free/casein-free) diet. The effectiveness of a GFCF diet for autism has not been supported by medical research; in fact, a review of recent and past studies concluded there is a lack of scientific evidence to say whether this diet can be helpful or not. PETA then goes on to claim that cow’s milk is “strongly” linked to cancer. That’s it. That’s all the information they give you despite having actual medical evidence to prove otherwise.
"Anyone who wants to alleviate or avoid the devastating effects of autism should give cow’s milk the boot and switch to healthy vegan alternatives instead."
PETA has always used their misinformation and scare tactic to scare people to go vegan. If you want people to go vegan, educate them for the right reasons. Don’t use autistic people and your bullshit “medical evidence”. It’s disrespectful and frankly, isn’t helping your campaign.
Now THIS is a bold lingerie ad.
When the star model for Forever Yours Lingerie was diagnosed with cancer, the brand decided to stick with her.
Tom Megginson at The Ethical Admanapproves:
“So, while American Eagle is getting virtual hugs and high fives for its commitment to not photoshopping its typical-looking models, elsewhere there are brands and models who are willing to show us what it really takes to do something about the fashion industry’s body image problem.”
All I can do is
ETA: no, wait, hold up, stop the presses. There’s another thing I can do and that’s shop their store. You probably can too, because CHECK OUT THEIR BRA MATRIX
Reblogging because look at that size range!!!! And also because representation is important.
@housewifeswag is one of the loveliest people on the net. Yes, big boobs, but her positivity is contagious. Love you, Taylor.