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

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Saturday, October 18, 2003, 16:36
>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?
I studied it as part of my classes in anthropology - I remember specfically a culture in Siberia used to have 7 - but my books ae packed away still. A number of North American Native cultures had 4 genders. If you associate gender with social role rather than sex & genitalia & ability to produce or not produce children(male, female, eunuch), the vista should open for you. _________________________________________________________________ Want to check if your PC is virus-infected? Get a FREE computer virus scan online from McAfee.


Joe <joe@...>