A NYTimes opinion piece by the author of "Vagina Obscura" that cracks the XX biological hourglass, on purpose.
"It’s looking as though the ovaries are one more example of how old assumptions about women have prevented us from a fuller understanding of the female body.
To wit: We now know that the vagina is no passive receiver but a muscular organ lined with billions of microbes that have likely evolved with humans over millenniums. Recent research has shown that the egg is no patient damsel but a dynamic cell that undergoes brutal competition and draws flailing sperm into its orbit. The clitoris is no pea-size nub but a richly innervated structure that extends deep into the pelvis..."
Read the article by Rachel E. Gross (The New York Times)