Presentation on theme: "Gender Identity: “Third Gender”"— Presentation transcript:
1 Gender Identity: “Third Gender” Intersexed: Born with both male and female organs or ambiguous organs %-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.
2 Third GenderCan 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.
3 “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.
4 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.
5 Siwan of North AfricaExpected and encouraged homosexual behaviour amongst unmarried sons until they were in their late teens when they would be expected to marry women.