The Study of Third Gender

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Dr. Piyushbala


The broad division of the ruling class and those who are ruled exist in the society. The ruling classes draw their own definitions and delineate the society according to their interests. Every society has a social standing point. When a community, caste, class, group stand below a standing point, it makes them marginals. Disorder in the biological birth leads to discomfort and develop a feeling of inappropriateness in the gender role of that particular sex.  Biological Gender (sex) includes physical attributes such as external genitalia, sex chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, and internal reproductive structures. At birth, it is used to assign sex, that is, to identify individuals as male or female. Gender on the other hand is far more complicated. It is the complex interrelationship between an individual’s sex (gender biology), one’s internal sense of self as male, female, both or neither (gender identity) as well as one’s outward presentations and behaviours (gender expression) related to that perception, including their gender role.


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Dr. Piyushbala. “The Study of Third Gender”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 1, no. 5, Dec. 2016, pp. 5-10,


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