I believe there are more than males and females in human species.
“Before European Christians Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders.”
Why not us?
“The Two Spirit tradition used to be a normal part of everyday life in Native tribes. It wasn’t until Europeans took over North America that Natives adopted gender roles. There was no real “normal” in their tribes. And unlike today, people who identified with the other gender were not viewed as some sort of abnormality, or as someone to be shunned or even accommodated.
In fact, people who had both female and male characteristics were viewed as gifted by nature, and therefore, able to see both sides of everything. According to Indian Country Today, all native communities acknowledged the following gender roles: “female, male, Two Spirit female, Two Spirit male and transgendered.”
In Native American cultures, people were valued for their contributions to the tribe, rather than for masculinity or femininity. Parents did not assign gender roles to children either, and even children’s clothing tended to be gender neutral. There were no ideas or ideals about how a person should live or love; it was simply a natural act that occurred without judgement or hesitation”
I believe Sri Lankans can be this compassionate too.
~ Madhangi Alwis