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spotted hyena

Gwenn Seemel
She wears the pants (Spotted hyena)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

...other girls always have penises.

Female spotted hyenas dominate the pack.  Their genitals resemble the males’ genitals, and they use their penises socially, with one individual’s erection signifying submission to another individual.  This kind of genitalia tends to make both mating with males and childbirth complicated.

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