First, leftists claimed that milk was racist. Now, the rocket scientists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) say that cheese, a milk derivative, is sexist! Yes, the same organization monkeying around with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on a copyright ownership case equates cheese to people who believe women are inferior to men.
PETA shared its line of reasoning in a blog post in the "Vegan Food" section of its website:
As feminists, we’re working to put more women in office and in corner offices. We fight for equal pay, tax-free feminine hygiene products, an end to sexual harassment, funding for women’s sports, and streets safe enough for us to walk alone. We push for strong role models who don’t objectify women on television and in movies. We work to end sex trafficking, slavery, genital mutilation, and “honor killings.” We rail against sexism in all its many forms—except, perhaps, when it comes to what’s on our plates.
Can food really be sexist? Yes, when it’s the product of imprisonment, rape, reproductive control, kidnapping, and abuse.
PETA calls itself a feminist organization because it fights for social justice causes that are completely irrelevant to animal rights. Thus, it argues that it is morally just in fighting sexism when it comes to cow products. If you think this is intersectionality on crack, then there's more where that came from:
Contrary to popular belief, female cows produce milk only when they’re pregnant or nursing. They make milk for the same reason that human women do: to feed their babies. Cows who are imprisoned on dairy farms are forcibly impregnated through artificial insemination again and again on rape racks. Rape racks. All for your milk, cheese, and yogurt.
PETA investigations have shown that farm workers kick, whip, and jab laboring mother cows and others who had just given birth. Eyewitnesses also filmed workers attaching chains to unborn calves’ legs when their mothers had difficulty giving birth and yanking the babies out of their birth canals, causing the laboring cows to cry out.
So by PETA's logic, cheese is sexist because it is created through means that imprison cows and through "rape." Ironically, PETA got slammed from both the Left and the Right for trivializing sexual assault and rape in a video equating the violent crime to artificial insemination. However, it continues to double-down on that asinine comparison and argues that any means to acquire milk for cheese that does not conform to their "standards" is unacceptable.
Furthermore, it argues that it is immoral to eat cheese because female cows get chained down while birthing calves. If the knuckleheads at PETA ever decided to set foot on a farm and actually learn about the science behind the practices they decry, they might realize that pulling out a stuck calf via its front limbs is the only logical way to save it. Calves don't emerge from the womb headfirst like people — they are born in a "diving" position, and therefore the calf's front legs are the first body part to emerge. In the event of difficult labor, the forelimbs of the calf are the body part that is most likely to have already emerged/be nearest the birth canal, so it is the only part one can pull to free the stuck calf. Given the size of the average dairy cow, it is beyond the limits of human strength to simply pull on the forelimbs to free the calf, so chains are used just for leverage. From a medical perspective, it is not any different than using forceps to help pull a human baby out of the birth canal during a complicated labor.
Thus, in its attempt to virtue-signal to feminists, PETA denounced a veterinary procedure that saves the lives of the calves and the mothers they claim to defend. Of course, PETA does not care because it only cares to send the following message to its supporters:
Mothers, and all females, deserve better.
Yes, that is true. Of course, social justice warriors like those who run PETA also support the killing of the unborn (including female fetuses) as well as euthanizing thousands of animals as an alternative to adoption. Thus, I guess their belief that women of all species are worth protecting is dependent upon their narrative.