Gender identification in the Indian culture is quite different from the United

Gender identification in the indian culture is quite

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Gender identification in the Indian culture is quite different from the United States. People that consider themselves as neither male nor female or have different sex orientations are known as third gender. Most of these people are rejected by their families and society and are also denied jobs as well as a chance in participating in the activities of the society. In India, there is a lot of discrimination based on gender. There is a lot of discrimination towards people that have different sexual orientations such as homosexual, transgender, asexual and bisexual. They are treated as outcasts (Raju, 2014). Therefore, people that belong in the third gender are treated badly and are not accorded their rights. Therefore, the society here recognizes two main gender identities; male and female. Transition from one gender to another is still difficult in India because the society discriminates on people who don’t conform to the conventional gender identity.
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