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
> 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.
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