Gender Through The Ages
If you look at virtually every culture going all the way back 4500 years to the earliest civilizations they had the concept of the “third sex”. This usually included intersex individuals, asexual individuals, homosexuals and virtually all transexual people. They were at worst accepted if considered a little “odd” and at best revered as holy. Examples are the hijira of India and Southeast Asia, kathoeys of Thailand, sekhet of ancient Egypt, tritiya-prakrti of Ancient India, the quariwarmi of the Incas. The ancient Israelites, yes the same people who brought us Deuteronomy, recognized five genders Zachar: male, Nekeveh: female, Androgynos: both male and female, Tumtum: without definite sex or physically asexual, Aylonit: female-to-male transsexuals and Saris: male-to-female transsexuals
So much for our culture being “advanced”.
By: ๑ Samsaran ๑