Portland Vegan Strip Club!Mon, March 31, 2008 - 5:21 AM
File Under: Donnybrooks you couldn't get me to touch with a 20-foot barge pole and a skin-full of tequila.
And yet, I find myself irresistibly drawn...towards....
From the NYT
The Carrot Some Vegans Deplore
By KARA JESELLA
TWO things that you can find a lot of in Portland, Ore., are vegans and strip clubs.
OK, lede writer: you now have my undivided attention.
Johnny Diablo decided to open a business to combine both. At his Casa Diablo Gentlemen’s Club, soy protein replaces beef in the tacos and chimichangas; the dancers wear pleather, not leather. Many are vegans or vegetarians themselves.
But Portland is also home to a lot of young feminists,
and some are not happy with Mr. Diablo’s venture. Since he opened the strip club last month, their complaints have been “all over the Internet,” he said. “One of them came in here once. I could tell she had an attitude right when she came in. She was all hostile.”
Mr. Diablo isn’t concerned with the “feminazis,” as he calls them. As a vegan himself, he says he hasn’t worn or eaten animal products in 24 years and is worried about cruelty to animals. “My sole purpose in this universe is to save every possible creature from pain and suffering,” he said.
Casa Diablo is just the latest example of selling veganism with a “Girls Gone Wild” aesthetic to draw the ire of vegans who complain that such tactics may get people to pay attention to animal cruelty, but for the wrong reasons. In Los Angeles, some frown at the scantily clad Vegan Vixens — a kind of animal-loving Pussycat Dolls — who perform songs like “Real Men Don’t Hunt” at fund-raisers for animal welfare groups.
And many vegans who want to publicize cruelty within the fur industry are nonetheless dismayed by the new “Ink, Not Mink” advertising campaign from peta2, the youth arm of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It features members of the Internet-based pinup group the Suicide Girls, sporting little more than tattoos and body piercings.
This isn’t the first time animal rights activists have been accused of sexism. Many vegans have long criticized PETA for using naked celebrities in its advertising campaigns and for staging stunts like naked protests.
Vegan third-wave feminists.
Vegan third-wave feminist strippers.
Vegan third-wave feminist stripper Mac users?
Vegan third-wave feminist stripper Mac-using Green Party volunteers?
Wiccan vegan third-wave feminist stripper Mac-using Green Party volunteers?
Wiccan vegan third-wave feminist stripper Mac-using Green Party volunteers for Christ!!!
I'm gonna need a bigger bumper.
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And apparently they're painting their bodies brown, but not their faces? If this picture is of one of the aforementioned dancers.