I’d known about male ducks’ preferred mating strategy, which is rape, if not gang rape. I’d also known about female ducks’ corkscrew vaginas. However, I’d never previously seen duck rape in person until yesterday.
Apparently, if four male ducks pursue and gang-rape a female duck while you are just going about your business having a lovely sunny day in a public park, and you proceed to chase said ducks with a stick while screaming “NO MEANS NO!” — people just think you’re insane.
Unfortunately, that also applies to human rape situations, even if you’re the one about to be raped.
However, I hit the fuckers with that stick (without hitting the female), and that was pretty satisfying. I was thinking about the homicidal hens that whole time.
Feel free to discuss instances of misogyny in the animal kingdom. I have more stories, but am on a Greyhound bus right now and have a limited attention span.