So much for #feminist porn studies of Susan Wendell

January 14, 2013

Porn is exciting to females (unless it feels like the females are being the object of humiliation)

Porn addict: Gina the chimpanzee (not pictured) favoured the adult channels on her TV over all others. Stock image

(The chimpanzee who’s addicted to porn: Spanish scientist’s astonishment at female ape who won’t stop watching adult TV) A Spanish scientist says he has discovered a female chimpanzee who is addicted to watching porn.Gina, a resident of Seville Zoo, chose to solely watch adult entertainment channels when a Freeview television and remote control was placed in her enclosure.Primatologist Pablo Herreros, writing in Spanish newspaper El Mundo at the weekend, told how he made the discovery some years ago on a tour of the nation’s chimpanzee enclosures.


Bonobo society is, not only female-centered but also appears to be female-dominated.

March 13, 2011
In a primate
where there is no monogamy
the burden of raising children
is on the women. 
What does that tell you
about single mothers?

there are no indications that bonobos form
humanlike nuclear families. 
The burden of raising offspring appears
to rest entirely on the female’s shoulders.
In fact, nuclear families are probably incompatible
with the diverse use of sex found in bonobos.
If our ancestors started out with a sex life
similar to that of bonobos,
the evolution of the family
would have required dramatic change.


Democratic Party Explained!
“It does seem to be relatively
widespread in primates
(we have a paper just out online in
International Journal of Primatology
showing it occurs in
wild golden-backed uacaris),”
biologist Gareth Jones
of the University of Bristol in England
wrote in an e-mail to LiveScience.
“The exciting thing is that scientists are now
exploring potential evolutionary reasons
for its occurrence.”
Besides uacaris, masturbatory
behavior has been
studied in rhesus monkeys,
gray-cheeked mangabeys monkeys,
colobus monkeys,
Japanese macaques and other animals.
“It does seem to be relatively
widespread in primates
(we have a paper just out online in
International Journal of Primatology
showing it occurs in
wild golden-backed uacaris),”
biologist Gareth Jones of the
University of Bristol in England
wrote in an e-mail to livescience.com
“The exciting thing…
is that scientists are now exploring
potential evolutionary reasons
for its occurrence.”
Besides uacaris,
masturbatory behavior
has been
studied in
rhesus monkeys,
gray-cheeked mangabeys monkeys,
colobus monkeys,
Japanese macaques
and other animals.
via
noahdavidsimon’s posterous



…………….Here is some background into the researcher:
My own interest in bonobos came not from an inherent
fascination with their charms but from research on
aggressive behavior in primates. I was particularly
intrigued with the aftermath of conflict. After two
chimpanzees have fought, for instance, they may come
together for a hug and mouth-to-mouth kiss. Assuming that
such reunions serve to restore peace and harmony, I labeled
them reconciliations.

Any species that combines close bonds with a potential for
conflict needs such conciliatory mechanisms. Thinking how much faster marriages would break up if people had no way of compensating for hurting each other, I set out to investigate such mechanisms in several primates, including
bonobos. Although I expected to see peacemaking in these apes, too, I was little prepared for the form it would take.

sexual activity is the bonobo’s
answer to avoiding conflict.

If a male bonobo tried to harass a female, all females would band together to chase him off. Because females appeared more successful in dominating males when they were together than on their own, their close association and frequent genital rubbing may represent an alliance. Females may bond so as to outcompete members of the individually stronger sex.  via songweaver.com

the reason is because the females want power.  right? 
is it all right to ask that question?