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the sexual politics of thanksgiving

 

this thanksgiving, serve up some sexism and speciesism!

this thanksgiving, serve up some sexism and speciesism!

Honestly, I was hesitant to even include the facebook screenshot with my post because I thought it might encourage someone to actually try this. It should go without saying: Please don’t do this at home! The image is of a cooked turkey with the appearance of human female breasts.

In this image,  the dead body of a once living, sentient turkey has been sexualized. Of course the caption includes something along the lines of, “If everybody at your dinner has a sense of humor…” because only boring, non-humorous folk would find this gross and offensive.  The “humor” in the image hides the violence committed against animals and the objectification of women, since “jokes” like this take away the identities of animals and women,  making them commodities to be consumed.

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