Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fifty Shades Of...Shabani?

                Shabani, an 18-year-old, 400 pound, male silver-back gorilla quartered at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya, Japan, is a big hit with human females. He has frequently been called “Hunky,” and been credited with “brooding good looks.” Some of the women say he seems to favor “smoldering poses,” almost as if to tease them. Apparently, Shabani is more ripped- and buff- than most of his kind and is at his peak, physically.
                The zoo’s spokesman said “we’ve seen a rise in the number of female visitors. Women say he’s very good looking.”

                This is oddly in keeping with the innate backlash against the hyper-feminist emasculation of males and the attempted blurring of the sexes by every imaginable means. This is a more, shall we say… unusual… manifestation of the counter-cultural desire of many women to celebrate and be around masculinity- or even be dominated by it- as evidenced by the stupefying success of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy and the vast number of books that have aped its format.

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