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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Saturday, October 18, 2003, 16:53
--- Isidora Zamora <isidora@...> wrote:
> >"sex" is biological - humans have 2;
Not exactly. There are other possibilities like XO, XXY, etc.
> >"gender" is a social convention - > >humans have from 2 to 7, depending on the > >culture. > > Now I'm curious. I can't come up with a full 7 > social or cultural gender > categories. I can think of 3 immediately: > male, female, and eununch. I > can think of several other possibilities, but 7 > is a lot. Can you enlighten me?
There are biologicial sexes other than male and female, for example, XO females. Since gender is often a state of mind more than a state of what physical equipment one has, the possibilities broaden. Transgender, for example; metrosexuals; male lesbians; the mind boggles! Eunuch and castrato are certainly curious! A castrato is made before puberty starts; a eunuch is made after puberty (obviously by removing the gonads). Castrati are always made for the purpose of preserving the male soprano voice. A terrible beauty, that voice. Padraic. ===== - Nos côsez yen fin xristianós et trancouil - Côsez-el a Ddon! -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>The many kinds of eunuch (was Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN)