October 22, 2008

Albania's transgender

This short article from the BBC is a really interesting look at ladies, mostly in their 80's now, who swore to be virgins their whole life, and lead the life of a man.
It reminds me a little bit of how white women in Maasai culture are allowed to do things with women, but all they have to do is put on pants and then they're accepted in the men's crowd, too, even being allowed (on occasion) to watch the male circumcision rituals.
Why is it so uncommon for people to see one another as Person rather than as Man or Woman?

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