Presentation on theme: "Gender Identity: Third Gender Intersexed: Born with both male and female organs or ambiguous organs - 0.1%-0.2% of live births. Once individuals are older."— Presentation transcript:
Gender Identity: Third Gender Intersexed: Born with both male and female organs or ambiguous organs - 0.1%-0.2% of live births. Once individuals are older and have developed a gender identity they may have sex assignment surgery. However, some choose to remain third sex and many countries have adopted X on documents such as passports to acknowledge this.
Third Gender Can also refer to transgendered people (having a gender identity that differs from their biological sex) Biological men who feel more like women and vice versa. Homosexual: being sexually attracted to people of the same gender.
Third Gender in Various Cultures In Western cultures we have historically determined gender through biology but other cultures have a long history of recognizing alternate-gender identities ie African, South Asian, Polynesian North American Aborginal.
North American Aboriginal When western nations colonized North America many aspects of Aboriginal societies, such as recogniition of two spirited people were lost. Two-spirited people did have status, acceptance and a role in Aboriginal society. Canadian Native people have adopted two- spirited to refer to Third Sex people in their communities.
Siwan of North Africa Expected and encouraged homosexual behaviour amongst unmarried sons until they were in their late teens when they would be expected to marry women.