Breeding Like Rabbits

Sometimes sand-and-pepper sets make clear distinctions between the masculinity and femininity of the shakers they contain without having to resort to putting the animal figures they represent into human clothing. You might guess that this particular shaker represents a female rabbit just because she happens to be pink:

But if you place her in relation to her partner in the way that their shapes and curves clearly require, her femaleness becomes even more explicit:

Although I suppose it could be two gay male bunnies.  Or just two random rabbits playing leapfrog?

And as usual in response to shaker sets like this one, I find myself wondering why anyone wants to be reminded of copulating rabbits while seasoning their food.

Published by pernodel

Children’s literature critic and author of books for children

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