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.