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Real Feminists Don't Eat Eggs, According To PETA

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Apparently chickens and women are the same

A new article posted to PETA's blog asserts that "you can't be an egg-eating feminist," arguing that we exploit females (chickens) for their eggs without paying them. As someone who doesn't even eat eggs, can I say this: What vegan nonsense is this?

The article, written by Michelle Kretzer, claims that women who eat eggs aren't feminists because they "take another female's eggs from her without a thought and readily pay money for her eggs, knowing that she was imprisoned, her reproductive cycle was controlled and manipulated, and she was forced to bear young on someone else's timetable." She attempts to equate human and chicken eggs and seems to believe that, since reproductive rights are at the center of debates for women's rights right now, we should be talking about chicken rights too.

The argument rests on the innate motherliness of chickens, and claims that farms treat them "as egg machines to be used, manipulated, and pushed beyond their biological limits in order to make money." And while the farming and the poultry industries at large are incredibly flawed and harmful to people and animals, it's simply unreasonable to equate egg-eating with feminist ideas (or lack thereof).

The article also brings up the abortion rights movement and the fight for women's rights to "prove" that female chickens are as disenfranchised as human women were before we were given rights: In fact, Kretzer says she thinks that arguments for "denying [female chickens'] basic rights" is "strikingly similar" to the rhetoric of people who think women shouldn't have rights.

Maybe we should work on securing the rights of all human women before we venture into this kind of territory.

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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