TIL about Hijra, a historically-accepted third gender in South Asia by whatilearned November 25, 2021, 6:41 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijra_(South_Asia) What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote asiagenderHijrahistoricallyacceptedSouthTILToday I learned See more Previous article PHP 8.1.0 Released! Next article What holiday is overrated? 3 Comments Leave a Reply I’m no expert. I literally just learned about this today. But there are huge communities of nonbinary people, or at least I think they’d call themselves nonbinary (in the language we use nowadays in the US). And “historically-accepted” is used pretty loosely here. It’s accepted in that it seems like a pretty huge culture that everybody knows about, but they still enjoy abysmal social status. It just seems literally incredible to me that the third option for gender exists here but is so carefully demarcated that there are suddenly set rules for where to go (i.e., one of these communities) and what to do with one’s life thereafter (e.g., show up to collect money when children are born, for some reason). Log in to Reply In the Dominic Republican there’s a population where some people who are born XY literally dont even grow a penis or testicles until puberty. https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34290981 Gender is a lot more complicated than people think Log in to Reply ..just wait til they hear about the other 64 genders! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.