Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Father and Child (Dayak Fruit Bat)

painting of a Dayak fruit bat by intersectional feminist artst Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Father and Child (Dayak Fruit Bat)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

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Certain boys feed babies.

Among mammals, the female tends to be more involved in childcare than the male since the young gestate inside the female’s body where the male cannot access them. That said, not all male mammals fail to parent actively. For example, male Dayak fruit bats can produce milk to feed their young from their nipples.

Boys can be just as committed to childcare as girls.

See all the images and text by downloading or purchasing Crime Against Nature, the book. The making of Father and child is explained in some detail in my talk for TEDxGeneva.

bat wildlife illustration, acrylic painting by Gwenn Seemel
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