Canadian Professors Complain About ‘Gendered’ Polar Bear Tourism Industry

A professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada argued in a recently published academic article that the polar bear tourism industry is too “gendered.”
The paper, which is titled “The Gendered Natures of Polar Bear Tourism,” was published in the academic journal Tourism Culture & Communication. The paper was authored by Olga Yudina, Bryan Grimwood, Lisbeth Berbary, and Heather Mair, who all teach at various Canadian universities.

The paper argues that the polar bear tourism industry imposes “hegemonic gender roles onto polar bear bodies.”

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