Sexing the Hyena: Intraspecies Readings of the Female Phallus

@article{Wilson2003SexingTH,
  title={Sexing the Hyena: Intraspecies Readings of the Female Phallus},
  author={Anna Wilson},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={28},
  pages={755 - 790}
}
  • Anna Wilson
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
T he only way to “sex” most mammals at birth is to inspect their genitals; with humans, it is the first thing we do, and all kinds of trouble follows if there is any doubt about the classification. Thereafter, until male and female maturational pathways diverge, we rely, in the case of animals, on other identificatory markings to which the primary perception of sex is always attached. In the case of humans, infants are allocated names that identify them as individuals, but they are also dressed… 

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