last night i attended a benefit for peter young, excited to see so many turn out in support. i heard someone note that there were a number of young women wearing what looked like fur trimmed jackets. in response, someone posted a sign on the door saying "only an asshole would wear fur in this house". while standing outside, i caught a glimpse of a woman walking through the yard in what looked like a real fur coat. i thought to myself "surely i didn't see that right... surely that's not real fur. i mean, who is ignorant enough to wear a fur coat to a benefit show for an ALF political prisoner?" the woman disappeared into the crowd of people gathered inside the house. moments later, i hear shouting from inside the house. the door opens and the woman in the questionable jacket is being followed out of the house by a small group of people and it dawns on me that it is, indeed, fur. "you don't wear a f*cking mink jacket to a show benefitting a political prisoner who liberates mink!" i hear someone shout. the woman, who apparently had no problem with the dead animal draped around her was actually SURPRISED to have been accosted and held accountable about it, screams "you're all such a bunch of hypocrites!" and amidst boos and whistling, indignantly left the party.
it was refreshing to see people address this issue so boldly and unapologetically. thank you to whoever called her out!