Single hermaphrodite

31-May-2016 13:45

An honorable place is due to the child of a god and a goddess, and this is why legend continues to honor Greek illusions.

The nymph Salmacis having fallen desperately in love with a young , and not being able to awaken him, prayed to the gods to make their two bodies into one; Salmacis got her wish, but the gods left traces of both sexes on the new being.

I think you'll find his response below to be both interesting and illuminating.

Hermaphrodites suffer, as you are aware, a birth defect of having at least both sex organs partially developed.It is important to realize that no one could ever prove that all gender is socially constructed.(At most what could be established is that some gender characteristics manifest themselves differently or not at all in certain communities or cultures.) I don't think taking a stand either way matters much to answering your question.We could change the example, then: If I wake up feeling like the President of the U. Of course not; and it's important to this example that the property of being the President of the U. a socially constructed property—e.g., it's not that some but not others are born with the attribute/property of "being a future President of the U. (accessed [fill in today's date in the form April 18, 2009 and remove square brackets]).

Hermaphrodites suffer, as you are aware, a birth defect of having at least both sex organs partially developed.

It is important to realize that no one could ever prove that all gender is socially constructed.

(At most what could be established is that some gender characteristics manifest themselves differently or not at all in certain communities or cultures.) I don't think taking a stand either way matters much to answering your question.

We could change the example, then: If I wake up feeling like the President of the U. Of course not; and it's important to this example that the property of being the President of the U. a socially constructed property—e.g., it's not that some but not others are born with the attribute/property of "being a future President of the U.

(accessed [fill in today's date in the form April 18, 2009 and remove square brackets]).

Thank you, Daniel Yours is an intriguing question, Daniel, about which I unfortunately know nothing.