PETA calls for a sex ban against men to help 'save the world'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Things may be taking a 'turn for the wurst' after German branch of the Virginia-based animal rights organization, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), has called for women to impose a sex ban on meat-eating men.

It's reasoning? Carnivorous men are allegedly responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions.

The nonprofit organization further that men would be more likely to go vegan should they be unable to, ahem, 'get it on' with the opposite sex.

PETA Germany cited research from the scientific journal Plos One as evidence of their claims, after the journal revealed that meat-eating men contribute to 41% more pollution than women, the Telegraph reported.

Daniel Cox, a representative for the organization, spoke out on the interesting proposal, saying that "toxic masculinity" is to blame, as men seem to feel a need to prove their manliness through consumption of meat. "We all know them, the suburban fathers with beer bottles and barbecue tongs sizzling 70 cent sausages on their 700 euro grill," Cox said.

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PETA has called for women to impose a sex ban on meat-eating men to save the planet. Credit: Snappy Pete / Alamy

He continued that men should alter their diet to exclude meat, saying that this would be the only way to ensure their children would have a planet worth living in. Evidently, the organization believes sacrificing consumption of meat should be no pig deal if it means a healthier environment.

"The courgette added by the visitor is eyed with suspicion and only reluctantly tolerated," Cox added.

It was also suggested that "a heft meat tax of 41 per cent" should be paid by all meat eaters in an effort to save the planet from global warming, given that men contribute to 41% more pollution than women.

"Now there is scientific proof that toxic masculinity harms the climate, a ban on sex or procreation for all meat-eating men would also be purposeful in this context," Cox stated, via the Telegraph.

LBC reported that the animal rights group had stated every child not born would save 58.6 tons of CO2 annually, though British conservative MP Alicia Kearns said the suggestion was "sexist."

Speaking to LBC, Kearns stated that it was "sexist" to assume men eat meat and women don't, and also to assume that sex is not enjoyed by women and that denying it should be used as a tool for punishment against men.

"It just feeds in to all the worst narratives of the '90s that women use sex, it's not something they enjoy, that they should use it as a tool against men. It's also incredibly focused on straight relationships," she stated.

Labour MP, Sam Tarry, appeared to agree with her, saying that the odd recommendation was typical PETA "shock tactics."

The strange suggestion didn't seem to sit well with folks on Twitter either, who had a range of responses, including one man who hilariously (and slightly sadly) tweeted: "I don't need peta to put me on a sex ban every woman on the planet already done that."

Another user chimed in: "PETA are a laughing stock. Eating meat is now toxic masculinity? How does that make all the women who eat meat feel?"

It seems like PETA is definitely getting a grilling over its unique proposal.

Featured image credit: Sam Davis / Alamy

PETA calls for a sex ban against men to help 'save the world'

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Things may be taking a 'turn for the wurst' after German branch of the Virginia-based animal rights organization, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), has called for women to impose a sex ban on meat-eating men.

It's reasoning? Carnivorous men are allegedly responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions.

The nonprofit organization further that men would be more likely to go vegan should they be unable to, ahem, 'get it on' with the opposite sex.

PETA Germany cited research from the scientific journal Plos One as evidence of their claims, after the journal revealed that meat-eating men contribute to 41% more pollution than women, the Telegraph reported.

Daniel Cox, a representative for the organization, spoke out on the interesting proposal, saying that "toxic masculinity" is to blame, as men seem to feel a need to prove their manliness through consumption of meat. "We all know them, the suburban fathers with beer bottles and barbecue tongs sizzling 70 cent sausages on their 700 euro grill," Cox said.

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PETA has called for women to impose a sex ban on meat-eating men to save the planet. Credit: Snappy Pete / Alamy

He continued that men should alter their diet to exclude meat, saying that this would be the only way to ensure their children would have a planet worth living in. Evidently, the organization believes sacrificing consumption of meat should be no pig deal if it means a healthier environment.

"The courgette added by the visitor is eyed with suspicion and only reluctantly tolerated," Cox added.

It was also suggested that "a heft meat tax of 41 per cent" should be paid by all meat eaters in an effort to save the planet from global warming, given that men contribute to 41% more pollution than women.

"Now there is scientific proof that toxic masculinity harms the climate, a ban on sex or procreation for all meat-eating men would also be purposeful in this context," Cox stated, via the Telegraph.

LBC reported that the animal rights group had stated every child not born would save 58.6 tons of CO2 annually, though British conservative MP Alicia Kearns said the suggestion was "sexist."

Speaking to LBC, Kearns stated that it was "sexist" to assume men eat meat and women don't, and also to assume that sex is not enjoyed by women and that denying it should be used as a tool for punishment against men.

"It just feeds in to all the worst narratives of the '90s that women use sex, it's not something they enjoy, that they should use it as a tool against men. It's also incredibly focused on straight relationships," she stated.

Labour MP, Sam Tarry, appeared to agree with her, saying that the odd recommendation was typical PETA "shock tactics."

The strange suggestion didn't seem to sit well with folks on Twitter either, who had a range of responses, including one man who hilariously (and slightly sadly) tweeted: "I don't need peta to put me on a sex ban every woman on the planet already done that."

Another user chimed in: "PETA are a laughing stock. Eating meat is now toxic masculinity? How does that make all the women who eat meat feel?"

It seems like PETA is definitely getting a grilling over its unique proposal.

Featured image credit: Sam Davis / Alamy