Written by PETA
One reason I'm glad to live in Houston is that the Texas Medical Center is here. The center includes some of the country's leading health care facilities, such as the Texas Heart Institute (THI)—which was recently named one of America's best centers for heart care for the 20th consecutive year. So THI seems like the perfect place to display our sizzling "Bypass Heart Disease" ad, which features a sexy nurse touting the cardiovascular benefits of a vegan diet.
We've sent our request to the institute's president, but now we want our readers to weigh in. Please vote in the following poll. And as always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
Should THI use PETA's sexy nurse poster to let people know that they can improve their heart health by removing fatty and cholesterol-laden meat, milk, and eggscustomer surveys
Written by Jeff Mackey
I know I'm a man, so I can't speak for women, but I always saw sex as something that was stigmatized by the religion of Christianity -- which also promotes cruelty to animals -- and not necessarily as something bad.
However, I agree with Carole that it is distasteful to make sex an ultimate goal in itself, something that is done ridiculously often in our culture and pressures people to look at sex from a one-sided standpoint.
I agree Rosario and Carole. The ad is extremely sexist and promotes a dangerous connotation to our youth as to what it means to be healthy. We have young girls now suffering from bulemia and anorexia because of a past culture of ads like this.
I also strongly disapprove of the poll questions. What kind of choice in answers is this? Either pick "Yes," or if you pick "No" it's because you're some sort of prude w/no sense of humor? I picked No regardless of what else was in that sentence because the ad is distasteful and promotes the wrong message.
I voted 'no' because of the audience: Conservatives & other varieties of stupid & foolish persons see that kind of poster & think, "vegans are perverts"... catching attention is one thing when dealing with one crowd, but a Texas hospital isn't really the proper venue... I'd love to see a stat on how many Americans actually understand what 'vegan' means. Maybe it's only 60% or so, I don't know.
I chose no, not because I am worried about the well being of heart patients when they see a woman's cleavage, but because I find most of PETA's ads to be very sexist. Sex sells, sex gets attention, but it is a low grade tactic masking honest intentions behind media driven hard-ons. I would like to see PETA explore other ways to get their points across, without using sex and pornography. I think it would make PETA that much more respectable in the end. =)
I find the ad very distasteful that you are using to recommend a vegan diet. My God, everywhere you turn in today's society (TV sitcoms, mysteries, soap operas, talkshows, media, etc. etc) there is always a damned reference to SEX. And it should not be that way!! No wonder this world is so f***ed up when kids see sex portrayed and acted upon in almost every aspect of our society.
It should be a private & "valued thing" between partners (i.e. lovers, husbands and wives) and not between l4 yr olds. who are too immature to know better--it is the fault of parents as well --failing to be good examples for their children and letting them watch this TRASH on TV and in DVD's and the movies .All I can say is that it is "too much too soon" and leads them to believe that
sex is a goal to which they should aspire by the time they are sixteen or eighteen or else they are not NORMAL!!! God help us all!
We have become as decadent as the Roman Empire. Is there anybody out there that agrees with me?
This is a terrible ad. Very derogatory towards nurses, and this does not do much to help promote the causes of PETA. This is an embarrassment. Please remove this ad. As a family nurse practitioner, I find this ad most offensive.
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