Reading up on other animals’ polymorphism makes the age-old clash between the sexes in humans seem even sillier than usual. We got innies and they got outies which is apparently a HUGE DEAL even though the genetic lottery could have instead blessed us with everyone’s sex changing based on who in the room has the most testosterone (like triggerfish & others), or one fertile queen, dudes who die from exhaustion after the first time they bone—and born from their shared mom’s unfertilized eggs no less—with the vast majority of the rest of us being hugely physically variable, but essentially sexless, based on the uncountable variety of jobs needed at the time our mom pooped out our eggs (ants)! It is pretty awesome how humans think we are the best, yet dealing with (usually) just 2 kinds of human—male and female—is like navigating a minefield.
That’s enough of that horrifying biology lesson! Here are some boy-creatures and a girl-thing.
Comfort from an unexpected source.
The side-eye is not a phenomenon that’s exclusive to dudes, but practicing it using my own characters is a task prone to gigglefits.