What we can Learn from an Indonesia ethnicity that recognises 5 Genders

A fascinating piece here from Indonesia that should challenge much of our thinking around Gender Diversity…

http://www.pambazuka.org/gender-minorities/what-we-can-learn-indonesian-ethnicity-recognizes-five-genders

Here’s a related quote about gender roles from Gloria Steinem:

“Once men realize that they are also deprived — not as much as women, just as whites are not as deprived as blacks — but there is a full circle of human qualities we all have a right to. And they’re confined to the “masculine” ones, which are seventy percent of all of them, and we’re confined to the “feminine” ones, which are thirty percent. We’re missing more, but they’re still missing a lot. If a man fights to be his whole self, to be creative, to express emotions men are not supposed to express, do jobs men are not supposed to do, take care of his own children — all of these things are part of the feminist movement.”

 

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