Many societies have long recognized more than 2 genders

While most Western societies only recognize two genders (man and woman), civilizations on almost every continent, and for ‘all of recorded history’ have recognized that these are not the only possibilities. Check out the map on the PBS website to learn more about these societies. Only recently, have Western cultures begun to recognize transgender individuals. And other sexes (e.g.: intersex) are only rarely discussed. It’s interesting to see that the male/female only worldview is not universal.

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