Social Psychology Of Boys Don't Thesis


Ancient Rome openly accepted male-to-female transsexuals, allowing them to assume female identities without negative social repercussions, obviously long before the science existed for them to have gender-reassignment surgery (Reitz, 1998). Modern Indian society has Hijiras, transsexuals that, while not always treated with respect, are accorded their own gender identity and not relegated to male or female (Reitz, 1998). The Dine/Navajos recognized three sexes: male, female, and Nadles. The Nadles could be intersexed people or transsexual people of either gender (Reitz, 1998). The Sioux referred to transsexuals as Winkte, and allowed them to completely assume their preferred gender. "Physical females lived as male warriors, and had wives, while physical males lived their lives completely as women. In Sioux society no special magic was associated with this, it was just considered a way of correcting a mistake of nature" (Reitz, 1998). What these examples make clear is that, in a different society, one that accepted more than two gender possibilities, even a scene as private...


At the very least, Brandon could have been completely honest with Lana during that moment, while not feeling as if doing so meant being dishonest to himself.

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