Stripped down, decapitated female bodies are somehow relevant to the ethical treatment of animals. Really.

Stripped down, decapitated female bodies are somehow relevant to the ethical treatment of animals. Really.

Newsflash PETA: Nudity and shock value are only novel for so long.

I guess I can give PETA points for creativity and timeliness, but how many points do I subtract for consistent sexism, misogyny and, um…hardly ever depicting a single animal?

The latest controversy-causing PETA ads poke fun at the body scan machines used at airport security checkpoints, and feature a half-naked woman (naturally).

The message, “Be Proud of Your Body Scan: Go Vegan” is displayed across her bra and underwear.

Classy as always, PETA.

Okay, the ads are attention-grabbing. They’re unexpected. They’re “cutting edge” (can’t you just see a roomful of ad execs excitedly throwing that term around?).

But can we think outside the objectification box just once? Really, throw a bunny in there. Maybe a puppy or something? Show me anything even remotely relating to animals and why I should treat them ethically, please?

Logan Airport wasn

Logan Airport wasn't on board with PETA's web ad, "Cruelty Doesn't Fly," featuring Pamela Anderson.

Major airport in New York, North Carolina, and Las Vegas (even Vegas has standards) refuse to display the ads, and Boston’s Logan Airport recently rejected a racy PETA web ad featuring (surprise!) Pamela Anderson.

Seriously, even old dogs learn new tricks quicker than this.

— Michelle Konstantinovsky is a student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and an avid admirer of shiny objects and preteen entertainment. It would be nice if you visited her website: www.michellekmedia.com. Also, she may learn to use Twitter more effectively if you follow her @michelley415.