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Unformatted text preview: opportunities for others. This has created social struggles for equality.-How many genders? o Western societies have only two genders: masculine and feminine o Other societies have up to 5 genders o There are as many genders as there are people Anne Wats o Examples of other genders: Berdaches or hijras or xaniths = biological males who behave, dress, work, and are treated in most respects as social women; they are, in our language, male women Manly hearted women = biological females who work, marry, and parent as men; their social status is female men; do not have to behave or dress as men but have the social responsibilities and rights of husbands and fathers; what makes them men is enough wealth to buy a wife...
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- Spring '05