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I think it would be very interesting to hear a show about intersexed people. I learned in my college sex education class that people of indeterminate sex are quite common. The teacher stated that 1 in 1000 people are born neither completely male nor completely female. The instructor taught that there are three varieties of this. She also said people born with mental retardation are statistically less common than intersexed people. This being the case, I find it strange that I do not see more people like this, and that it is not generally acknowledged by the popular culture at large. I would love to learn from a sociologist and a geneticist why these people seem to be either intentionally or unintentionally invisible. Is it a lack of acceptance by our culture, or a (probably justified) fear of bigotry on their part? To me it seems strange that the popular culture does not have a place or social roles for all the diverse people which God, or nature if you prefer, has created. My exwife is Vietnamese, and she says intersexed people are not invisible or discriminated against or stigmatized in her native land. My exwife says such people are known as, roughly translated, "He-and-She" persons. Again, the views of a sociologist and a geneticist would be very interesting and informative for the general public, particularly for myself. I think public education on this subject could help intersexed individuals be excepted and hopefully embraced by the society at large. After all, people tend to fear what they do not understand, and fear can lead to bigotry.
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