International Women's Day is commemorated every March 8. Some organizations and political parties, in their eagerness to fly the flag of feminism, border on ridiculous with their statements, as in the following case.
The Partido Animalista Con el Medio Ambiente (PACMA), a political party in Spain centered on defending animal rights (though they have no representation in the country's Congress), published an image of a woman and a cow. The post encourages followers to fight "for feminism without distinction of species." That is, comparing females to female animals:
Neither oppressed nor oppressors! We fight for an anti-speciesist feminism, by all and for all, without distinctions.
✊ ¡Ni oprimidas ni opresoras!
Luchamos por un feminismo antiespecista, de todas y para todas, sin distinciones 💜 #8M2023 pic.twitter.com/R5yupn1RrK
— PACMA (@PartidoPACMA) March 8, 2023
With the slogan, "For a feminism without distinction of species," PACMA declares one of the key points of its ideology: fighting against speciesism. This means that the party equates humans with animals, completely rejecting the premise that humans are a superior species. Therefore, PACMA rejects all discrimination against animals, including, in this case, on the basis of gender.
PACMA's campaign provokes laughter on social networks
Many users of social networks questioned whether PACMA's campaign was a parody. Some women even ironically questioned whether they are cows instead of humans:
Am I a cow now?
¿Ahora soy una vaca?
— 🌷RosaSG🌷 😊 📚 🇪🇺 🇪🇦 (@rosamsg1982) March 8, 2023
"Anti-speciesist feminism".... O.K. then, start milking bulls and see how you end up.
Pues nada, poneos a ordeñar toros a ver cómo acabáis.
— Mar Díaz (@MarDGamero) March 8, 2023
— P. Juan Manuel Góngora (@patergongora) March 8, 2023