Jenny McCartney Jenny McCartney

Looking for a male role model? Check out the silverback gorilla

Plus: in praise of Terry Hall, and the complications of being a medieval female mystic

Silverback gorillas sleep on the ground to guard the females and young while they slumber in nests in the trees. Credit: Saddako

Already a subscriber? Log in

This article is for subscribers only

Subscribe today to get 3 months' delivery of the magazine, as well as online and app access, for only £3.

  • Weekly delivery of the magazine
  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Enjoy Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Explore our online archive, going back to 1828

Comments

Want to join the debate?

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers by getting your first 3 months for just £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in