Recommendation: Fafafini

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a third gender in Samoan culture

The fafafini are male bodied, but raised as female. They are treated very respectfully and marry men.

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Posted by on December 1st, 2009 at 08:00 am

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2 Responses to “Recommendation: Fafafini”

  1. Beth

    I have read/heard about the Fafafini before, and it was cool to see a condensed version of the story. It’s kind of sad that the biggest reason for the “third” gender is because work-related gender roles are so strictly enforced, but it’s nice to see a society-sanctioned blurring of gender lines in a community.


  2. Crystal

    This is magnificent! I agree with Beth about the gendered work, and I do wonder if there is the same sort of “gender mobility” for female-bodied individuals anywhere.


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