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maybe both and that's got me rolling my eyes and laughing.<br><br>
(Might not be safe for work)<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0vQOnHW0Kc&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0vQO...ature=youtu.be</a><br><br><a href="http://www.bwvaktboom.com/" target="_blank">http://www.bwvaktboom.com/</a><br><br>
I nearly did a spit take when I saw this PETA commercial...ummm wow. Oh PETA you have me so confused sometimes. You do a wonderful vegan starter kit...then you have an absurd street demonstration. You make the case for Orca personhood then you foolishly protest Super Mario.<br><br>
Though to be fair I do admit to laughing at some of these testimonials. As someone who is a bit curious as to why there are so few male vegetarians in general compared to female ones I found it interesting.
 

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I chuckled, but it seemed like it was missing something. I think they could have done more with the commercial. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I highly doubt this is going to turn anyone away from meat, but it sure is a funny way to preach to the choir <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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Well, that is sadly no reason for me to become vegan anyhow.
 

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don't worry, Envy, the first twenty years of celibacy are the worst. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Am I the only one who is extremely put off by this? I know it's meant to be funny, but without the commentary the girl looks like a dazed rape victim wandering the streets after being attacked.
 

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Am I the only one who is extremely put off by this? I know it's meant to be funny, but without the commentary the girl looks like a dazed rape victim wandering the streets after being attacked.</div>
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I didn't watch the video, but when I saw the woman with the neck brace, and anticipated from the text that this would be a result of her boyfriend, yeah.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>yally</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3102220"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Why is she happy? Ooh yeah my bf is such a stud I need a neck brace.</div>
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Yeah I fail to see the humor in that also.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Am I the only one who is extremely put off by this? I know it's meant to be funny, but without the commentary the girl looks like a dazed rape victim wandering the streets after being attacked.</div>
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Nope not alone in that. That was my first thought as soon as the video started. I thought she was a rape or abuse victim.<br><br>
Again another poorly executed message by Peta.
 

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The way it was executed was horrible, they could have done it better because yes that's how it comes across in the beginning, i have to say i am into roughness and some pain during intimate moments but as i said they definitely make it come across like she's upset and wandering around in the beginning, perhaps something as simple as her actually smiling the whole time could have changed the vibe, though that may have just made it creepier lol i'm not sure.
 

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Do they have a hatred of women at peta or something, because the way they portray them and present them in their advertising is really disrespectful.<br><br>
if that ad got shown in australia (probably not, due to differences in culture), i would report it to the advertising standards authority because the promotion of sexual aggression and violence towards women in advertising is wrong.
 

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Do they have a hatred of women at peta or something, because the way they portray them and present them in their advertising is really disrespectful.<br></div>
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That's pretty much always been the case with peta.
 

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More of PETA's objectification of women. They should have had him beat the **** out of her to make the point that vegan males are strong and aren't deficient in testosterone.
 

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I didn't get an abusive vibe from the ad as I got on to the idea they were going for pretty quick, but I did find the way they were presenting her injuries as a sign that she was satisfied in bed a little creepy.<br><br>
It's a total macho fantasy, being so incredibly strong and virile you can't have sex without it hurting your partner and this is supposed to be a positive thing somehow. It's the same idea as in the ridiculous last book/movie of Twilight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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lol ...what peta? seems like we are getting a little off topic here. why not just focus on the issues instead of making confusing ads...
 

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Mixed feelings on my part...yeah I can see how some people would be put off by it. Then some people I know (including some vegans) like sex that to me sounds painful.<br><br>
But overall I got the idea of a consenting sexual relationship in the ad.<br><br>
Actually if you look at the "testimonials" it comes across alot better.
 

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Am I the only one who is extremely put off by this? I know it's meant to be funny, but without the commentary the girl looks like a dazed rape victim wandering the streets after being attacked.</div>
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On the one hand, PETA came up with a witty idea: turning vegan allows his increased sexual drive to increase the level of her pleasure with the experience. However, the execution with this video was all wrong, giving the impression that he physically abused her with the hole in the wall and the neck brace. If having sex causes either of the participants to need a neck brace it's never a good thing.<br><br>
If PETA wants to use sex to sell, that's fine, but this video was over the line a bit. I think PETA has gotten into the habit of believing that any news coverage is good and helps support its mission, turning a blind eye to the many veg*ns who want nothing to do with the them and the ridicule they receive from non-veg*ns.<br><br>
However, with that said, the idea was not a bad one. I watched "Nevermore" at <a href="http://www.bwvaktboom.com/PeoplesStories.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.bwvaktboom.com/PeoplesStories.aspx</a> and that was pretty funny and more towards what PETA should have attempted with the video in the original post.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Werewolf Girl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3102404"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I didn't get an abusive vibe from the ad as I got on to the idea they were going for pretty quick, but I did find the way they were presenting her injuries as a sign that she was satisfied in bed a little creepy.</div>
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It's a total macho fantasy, being so incredibly strong and virile you can't have sex without it hurting your partner and this is supposed to be a positive thing somehow.</div>
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Not every guy has this fantasy (I don't), but I do agree with your point that the video portrayed having sex in a way that physically hurt your partner as somehow a positive thing. I know some people want a level and/or type of pain in their sexual experiences, but I doubt that includes doing something that needs a neck brace.
 
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