Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gay penguins

 Much has been said and joked about the same-sex couple of penguins at the Toronto Zoo. It’s hard no anthropomorphise the little guys and turn them into gay animal poster boys (Buddy and Pedro brutally separated by evil homophobic vets), but the reality of the penguins’ fluid sexuality (and other animals’) sheds some light into our own socially constructed norms of gay and straight, male and female, what’s ok and what’s not. Animals are not so hung up on labels.

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