Happy weekend lovies!!! 🌚
I am particularly excited to introduce today’s conversation.
I stumbled upon the video below so please view before proceeding.
I must have been living under a rock all these while to have assumed that hermaphroditism was the same thing as being intersex but now I know better, I am elated to share this knowledge with you.
Intersex people are individuals born with any of several variations in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones or genitals that, according to the UN office of the high commissioner of human rights do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies” -Wikipedia
It excites me whenever I’m opportune to acquire new or improved knowledge. It just goes to show how vast wisdom is and how small minded the human race can be if we decide to thrive on ignorance.
We currently live in a crazy world where new knowledge isn’t always openly received.
People fear what they do not understand. Indeed.
Lately, there are so many subgroups for people who feel out of place. More like a chosen family where people can be their true-selves or simply hide from what the world expects of them.
Normally, I don’t endorse seclusion because I strongly believe we all ought to function as one unit but if that’s what it takes for people to truly be themselves then who am I to argue with that?🤷🏾♀️
Just another ignorant human steady learning and growing.
Intersex people were formally known as hermaphrodites but it was found to be misleading, stigmatizing, and scientifically specious.
A hermaphrodite is now defined as “an animal or plant having both male and female reproductive organs”. In 1917, Richard Goldschmidt created the term “intersexuality” to describe a variety of physical sex ambiguities -Wikipedia
I did some research and I found that some people found to be intersex were abandoned and/or mocked which is disheartening.😨
Their hearts must be bruising… 💔
They didn’t choose to be this way, it’s just how they were born. No one would intentionally want such stigmatization all their life but I do understand the fear the families must have had which is why I am writing about it so as to bring some awareness.
Let us always remember that whoever or whatever we can become in life is mostly dependent on the love and genuine support from the people around us.
We need to develop a culture of compassion, love, care, understanding and genuine support for one another but most especially those in our subgroups or families.
Most importantly, in reference to the video; I say a big thank you to the incredible soul named Babalwa for coming forward and sharing her story with the world and a standing ovation to her partner for being so open minded and welcoming of the love she deserved.
Such brave beings.👏🏾
Disclaimer: This post is mainly to create awareness around intersex people and to encourage others to treat them equally and as humanly as possible. 🥺
Now I know so many would wonder as to why she chose a female partner. Genetically; she’s a man although physically a woman so it can’t be that wrong. It’s all about what’s inside right? 🤪
I find it so interesting that in a world where we are guided down the same path based off of gender, it is refreshing to see those with the ability to blur the lines. The wildcards I’d call it…
Truly special folks… 🙂
Sadly, these “unique” ones get criticized for how they are but they never asked to be this way and there’s only so much they can change.
I realize it is extremely ambitious of me to wish happiness on all. Sadly, one person’s happiness may indirectly bring pain to someone else. Existence is complicated. 🤦🏽♀️
Stay Woke!!! ♥️