Looking for a blog post about gender pronouns & dogs
February 26, 2013 10:02 PM   Subscribe

I remember reading months ago (could have been as long as 1-2 years ago) a blog post written by (I think) a man talking about the assumptions people make about gendering dogs.

I think people always assumed his female dog was a male. Anyway the whole thing lead to a discussion about gender and equating male with "neutral" or "default." Would love to read it again (in part to fill in all my obvious memory gaps).

posted by citywolf to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I liked this post from Shakesville titled "True Tales of Gender Essentialism" (good post and cute dog pictures) but I don't think it's what you're looking for. Here's that one

Do you remember anything else about the blog?
posted by blnkfrnk at 11:41 PM on February 26, 2013

Is it this one?

True Tales of Gender Essentialism at the Dog Park

It sort of matches, except it's written by a woman. (I sort of hope that is the one, because the irony would be delicious.)
posted by themanwho at 12:32 AM on February 27, 2013

Oh, that was the one posted right above me. Didn't see that until I posted it, and both links were greyed out. Sheesh.

Here's another one along the same lines: Do Dogs Have Gender?. It mention's Mark Doty's book Dog Years, which might be another lead.
posted by themanwho at 12:36 AM on February 27, 2013

Best answer: This might be it: Dogs and Smurfs by Max Barry
posted by Oliva Porphyria at 2:38 PM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: The one I was remembering was the Max Barry article, but these are all great. Thank you so much!
posted by citywolf at 10:29 PM on February 27, 2013

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