Academic Definitions of Sex Totem
…[a] special sacred animal, whose name each individual of the sex bears, regarding the animal as his or her brother or sister respectively(Frazer, 1910: 51)
The sex-totem represents the sex-dichotomy of the tribe, and symbolizes the solidarity of each sex. It is an emblem(Elkin, 1933: 115)
[a] sex totem, [is] common either to all the males or to all the females of a tribe, to the exclusion in either case of the other sex(Freud (cannot locate reference)
Elkin, A. P. (1933). Studies in Australian Totemism: The Nature of Australian Totemism. Oceania, 4(2), 113–131.
Frazer, J. G. (1910). Totemism and exogamy – Vol. 01. London: Macmillan & Co.