Gosh, every time I try to give blogging a bit of a rest, some bit of internutz stupidity or horror crosses my path. Today was another of those days.
Over at FaceButt, a radfem posed a question about the gender socialisation of children, innate or socially imposed?
Here is one response:
There’s some really good recent research on chimps. Young chimps were treated identically since birth and when they reached a certain age were offered a range of toys. Boy chimps preferred tools and vehicles, girl chimps dolls and soft toys.
You really have to be fucking kidding me. Male chimps just automatically went for tools and vehicles? And the female chimps automatically went for dolls and soft toys?
FFS, get a grip jendah-defendahs.
I have seen the odd chimp documentary, and all the tool usage (which was generally poking a stick into a tree to get ants) was done by female chimps, not male chimps.
So by this jendah-defendah’s logic, these female chimps must rilly be twanz!!11!!
What a pile of projected anthropomorphised crock, and wishful jendah-defendah thinking. I await the next instalment of jendah unsanity, whereby male chimps automatically preferred blue and trousers, and female chimps automatically preferred pink sparkly princess outfits.
Without further ado, I present FabLibber’s handy guide to
INNATE CHIMP JENDAH
“Boy” chimp, obviously, no amiguity here, not only dressed as a cowboy, he has mechanical objects strapped to his feets! The skates ensure he won’t grow up to form one sixth of the Chimp Village People. It is safe to say he is a het “boy” chimp.
Another “boy” chimp obviously, gambling, smoking, wearing a baseball cap. Everyone just *knows* that laydee gamblers have their hair done, lots of cleavage showing and wear lipstick, and are probably named Belle.
Ahhh, nice to know we have not progressed much from the good ol’ 1950s and 60s.
Ballbuster has a follow-up post on jendah training and research studies.