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Photo of the Day: Justin Lookadoo & “Flesh Buffets”

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This misogynistic image is taken directly from Justin Lookadoo’s faith-based dating book,  “Dateable: Are You? Are They?” Lookadoo spoke at an optional assembly at Richardson High School recently, upsetting many students and parents who found his talk to be a “rant against women.”

Recently, I had to defend the phrase “The Sexual Politics of Meat” to someone online; to him, the phrase was ridiculous. I pointed out that it’s not ridiculous at all, considering how often we reduce females to butchered animals and how often we sexualize the dead flesh we consume. These sort of statements or ideas are not only sexist, but hide the violence we commit against animals. To be treated “like a piece of meat” means to be treated with disrespect. Our culture has normalized the mistreatment of animals , and the above excerpt from Lookadoo’s book is yet another example of the overlap between sexual violence against women and meat-eating. Further, shifting the blame to women (“dressed like a flesh buffet”) promotes rape culture and victim blaming.

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About The Paw Report

I graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 2012, and am admitted to practice law in New York State. I was a member of the New York City Bar Association's Animal Law Committee for three years. I was born and raised in Rhode Island, but moved to New Mexico when I was 18. After dabbling in film for two years, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Anthropology. I've been living in New York City since 2008, and currently reside in Brooklyn with my boyfriend and our two cats. I am a former organizer with Direct Action Everywhere - New York City.

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2 thoughts on “Photo of the Day: Justin Lookadoo & “Flesh Buffets”

  1. Oh man, that makes me want to puke! I don’t know what makes me so sad, that men still think they can treat women that way, or that so many women see nothing wrong with it.

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    Posted by rumpydog | November 16, 2013, 12:40 pm

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