PETA Defends Comparing Women to Chickens

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jun 15, 2016 5:15 PM
PETA Defends Comparing Women to Chickens

Yesterday at the White House State of Women summit, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk ruffled some feathers (pun very intended) when she equated discrimination against women to people eating chicken.

Naturally, women weren't too thrilled to be compared to poultry. PETA, however, was not about to walk back their absurd claim, and has dedicated its Twitter account to calling people "bullies" for daring to say that they value women more than chicken.

Granted, Newkirk is no stranger to controversy for controversy's sake--she once wrote how she'd like to be barbecued after her death and turned into a purse.

Still, it's pretty absurd to compare women and chickens--and even moreso to defend this comparison.