Ch 2: Cultural ideologies of gender
We are a sexed species, but how our bodies are made meaningful varies across time and culture. This boar collects examples of third, fourth, and fifth genders.
Jill Peters - The Third Gender. "The term "hijra" applies to a very diverse group of people in India who identify as neither male nor female. I chose to photograph my subjects on the beach near the Malwani slum in Mumbai. My intention was simply to portray them as the subjects of beauty and grace they so desperately strive to be, as if their path to nirvana had not been impeded by a century and a half of prejudice."