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Gender Explained

This week we will break down gender and explain some standard terms you frequently hear surrounding the concept. Gender has become a hot topic recently, but the idea of gender variations has existed in some of the world's oldest cultures. Westernized ideas of "normal" have thrust gender back under the microscope without acknowledging its long history of fluidity. Muxes, Two Spirit, or Bakla, many traditional communities recognize gender as an expansive concept. Religion, white supremacy, and the inherent biases of American culture frown upon anything that doesn't represent European culture and standards, which breeds judgment and violence against . . .

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