Gender power relations in mammals are less rigid than thought

Among mammals, what are the mechanisms that govern the relations of power between males and females? A review paper by an international scientific consortium challenges a number of preconceived notions: in many mammal societies there is an alternation of dominance, or even a balance of power between the sexes. Two of the co-authors, Eve Davidian and Élise Huchard, provide their insight.
Author: Redaction