Skepticism

Orgasms and Monkeys (Again)

“For your best orgasm ever, go vegetarian.”

So says Pam Anderson, quoted in the Sun and elsewhere. Strange words coming from a woman who probably consumes at least one animal product on a daily basis on her way to orgasm . . . but I digress. Everyone’s favorite Peta-phile was indicating that if you eat meat, you have clogged arteries and reduced blood flow, therefore you experience less pleasure during orgasm.

This is, of course, bullshit. It’s perfectly possible to eat a nice lean steak every now and again and still enjoy rocking orgasms, but expecting a Peta spokesperson to be scientifically honest is like expecting . . . well, it’s like expecting Peta to be scientifically honest. Speaking as a pseudo-vegetarian/piscivore, Peta does more harm than good to the animal rights movement, and silly headline grabbers like Anderson’s comment are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. They support terrorists like the Animal Liberation Front, they hypocritically break their own rules when it suits them, and they’re just really, really annoying.

I do want to reinforce the fact that I happen to love animals. I have two adorable cats I rescued from a shelter (as I’ve done for all my cats in the past), I pet dogs on the street, I used to love riding horses, and I want to be a marine biologist when I grow up (who doesn’t??). I would never take delight in the pain or death of an animal.

Which is why I’m very, very sad to report that BEARS ATE A MONKEY in front of zoo patrons last week. Bears. Ate a monkey. AT THE ZOO.

It’s so wrong, and yet so morbidly fascinating. Take a note, Peta — humans aren’t the only assholes in the food chain.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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6 Comments

  1. Bears – the number one threat to the United States (or so says Stephen Colbert). I think they're the number one threat to monkeys in zoos, personally.

    With respect to Pam Anderson, the best reply to her stupidity I heard recently was when she hosted the Juno Awards in Halifax. She made an inane comment about the seal hunt, got booed, and then singer Jann Arden came out to present and said that she wanted to audience to know that her, "brassiere was made entirely of baby seal eyelids."

    It was great, much like your blog. (shameless kiss up noted)

  2. Diguana, you're lucky Mike's shameless kiss up put me in a good mood, or else that terrible pun would have gotten you banned. Mostly because I'm pissed I didn't think of it myself.

    Bug, I do remember that story. There's also the story of the Animal Liberation Front and the deer who didn't want to leave their "prison," which I blogged about here:
    http://skepchick.org/blog/?p=40

  3. Well Rebecca, your comment about being a marine biologist made me laff! I AM a marine biologist and, the job is not what people think anymore (although I shouldn't generalize)! 90% of my job is done on a computer in my everyday life. I rarely see a fish or anything else related to water except during summer for a week or two… Sadly, the environment doesn't seem to be a priority for our government (canadian since I'm one of those nutsy french speaking canadian) so, less budget equals less studies and therefore, more time spent in front of a computer, trying to find out what new article I can write or what new conclusion I can get from the same old data… You probably have more future with a skeptic blog these days! ;-)

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