Thursday

assumption is the mother

so this has happened twice now - once with frans de wall and his book 'bonobo: the forgotten ape' and once just recently with lyall watson's book 'the whole hog'. why do i assume these ethologists are female?

the ambiguity in their names allows it; but something about the kindness they appear to have made me think they were women - surely a _man_ wouldn't write a whole book about how great pigs are? a _man_ wouldn't write a whole book on chimpanzee's hippy cousin? something so sensitive, gentle and kind.

obv i'm sexist; a self-loathing male. i may have always thought of chimps as male and bonos as female.

but yeah, the whole hog is a great book.it's so happy about pigs.
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