ANP220hermaphroditesspeak

ANP220hermaphroditesspeak - Daniel McAree ANP 220 1/28/10...

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Daniel McAree ANP 220 1/28/10 Hermaphrodites Speak In the film Hermaphrodites Speak! , several hermaphroditic individuals are together to discuss their experiences and treatment in their lives as hermaphrodites. To be honest, going into this class, I was not even sure what a hermaphrodite was. This film was an eye-opening experience for me. Hearing the perspective of a hermaphrodite is a very rare occurrence considering the fact that not only are they rare, but they are even more rarely given the opportunity to speak their viewpoints to the world. Whether they were true hermaphrodites, male pseudo-hermaphrodites, or female pseudo-hermaphrodites, they all shared their stories as to how they had confusion or uncertainty as to their sex at early ages, and how their parents and doctors heavily influenced them and their sexual identity throughout their childhood and adolescence. I was extremely surprised to find that all of the individuals in the film embraced their unusual sexuality, seeing their hermaphroditic nature as unique, not necessarily bad. I was
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