Witness wrote:For comic relief, from "Gender, Place and Culture – a Journal of Feminist Geography" (Taylor & Francis, of course):https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1475346Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon
This article addresses questions in human geography and the geographies of sexuality by drawing upon one year of embedded in situ observations of dogs and their human companions at three public dog parks in Portland, Oregon. The purpose of this research is to uncover emerging themes in human and canine interactive behavioral patterns in urban dog parks to better understand human a-/moral decision-making in public spaces and uncover bias and emergent assumptions around gender, race, and sexuality. Specifically, and in order of priority, I examine the following questions: (1) How do human companions manage, contribute, and respond to violence in dogs? (2) What issues surround queer performativity and human reaction to homosexual sex between and among dogs? and (3) Do dogs suffer oppression based upon (perceived) gender? It concludes by applying Black feminist criminology categories through which my observations can be understood and by inferring from lessons relevant to human and dog interactions to suggest practical applications that disrupts hegemonic masculinities and improves access to emancipatory spaces.
Essentially she spent her time observing and groping (to determine their sex, ya know) dogs.
Poe's law strikes again.
Reading this is like watching western civilization commit suicide in slow motion.