A Study Researched Rape Culture and D...

A Study Researched Rape Culture and Dog Parks

There are 7 comments on the National Review Online story from Monday Jun 11, titled A Study Researched Rape Culture and Dog Parks. In it, National Review Online reports that:

Wilson explains the whole thing in her paper, titled "Human 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," states the paper's abstract .

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Fundie Fatwazz Aroma

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Monday Jun 11
"Wilson spent 100 hours in three dog parks, where she made note of a whole bunch of times when one dog humped another. When the humping was male-on-male, owners intervened in the overwhelming number of cases. But when the humping was male-on-female, owners were far less likely to stop it. This, the study suggests, might say something about the owners' internalized homophobia and their willingness to overlook female victims of sexual assault."

Yeah, maybe, although people at dog runs tend to skew female and tend to skew more pro lgbt relative to their immediate locales. Talking every day for years with strangers about all things animal companion at a dog run is not a homophobic milieu.

A stronger possibility is that dog owners are aware that one male dog evidencing dominance behavior (mounting, not usually "raping,") over another male dog, fixed or not, is more likely to result in a dog fight than when a male dog does the same to a female dog.

The right wing is, meanwhile, just reflexively having fun deriding the possibility of any insight or knowledge from this study whatsoever. But the right wing does that with climate science, too, so so what?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#2 Tuesday Jun 12
Reminds me of the book Tearoom Trade by Laud Humphreys published in 1970. He was a sociologist from Washington University who spent many hours studying the interactions of men in restrooms in public parks, restaurants, stores, libraries and other public places. I remember meeting him and his wife at the meeting of the first gay rights organization in St. Louis, the Mandrake Society.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#4 Tuesday Jun 12
Hank wrote:
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i'm sure he did. Hands on and lots of oral study.
I wouldn't know. I met him only once, and haven't seen or heard of him again. His work was pretty obscure. I vaguely remember seeing his obit a few years ago. And I never heard any rumors about his sexuality.
Rev Don Wildmoan

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Tuesday Jun 12
RalphB wrote:
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And I never heard any rumors about his sexuality.
Do not kill Hank's erectile joy like that, you heartless bas tard.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#6 Wednesday Jun 13
Rev Don Wildmoan wrote:
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Do not kill Hank's erectile joy like that, you heartless bas tard.
Don't worry........I'm sure he gets a woody every day just by reading all the crap that trolls post here.
Gordon

Clackamas, OR

#9 Wednesday Jun 13
Rev Don Wildmoan wrote:
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Do not kill Hank's erectile joy like that, you heartless bas tard.
Who the heck is Hank?
Mitt s Polygamous Stances

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Wednesday Jun 13
Straight Shooter wrote:
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I don't think he is gay.
I don't think he is, either. I think he's a very disturbed closet case, whether he's "just here having fun" or not.

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