Transgenderin India - Gender Inequality Point Of View ..

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TRANSGENDER IN INDIA - GENDER INEQUALITY POINT OF VIEW MR. ABILASH CHANDRAN Asst. Professor. Department of Social Work, Christ College (Autonomous) Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala, India. abilashmsw@gmail.com 9544214227 MS. KEERTHANA VIJAYAKUMAR Master of Social Work 3rd Semester, Department of Social Work, Christ College (Autonomous) Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala, India keerthanaviyyur@gmail.com 70250489 Paper abstract: Gender inequality perspectives of the third gender/ transgender in India is a study related to the gender inequality problems facing by third gender or transgender in India. The main objectives of this study is to project the inequalities faced by transgendes in Family, Education, relationship, social roles,…show more content…
Their discrimination has been a perennial issue and has only proven to be more spurious with time. The discrimination the members of the transgender community face based on their class and gender make them one of the most disempowered groups in Indian Society. Transgender is generally described as a person whose gender identity, gender expression or behaviour does not conform to their biological sex. 2. DEFINING TRANSGENDER: Transgender a person whose self-identified gender does not correspond to the gender assigned to them at birth. Their gender identity may not conform to conventional binary notions of male and female, but rather as a third gender. The term transgender is not indicative of sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, or how one is perceived in daily life. The term ‘transgender’ refers to signify individuals who go beyond rigid, binary gender constructions. Such resistance is facilitated through the breaking and blurring of culturally prevalent stereotypical gender roles. Third Genders are mostly castrated males who have a long history that dates back to 9th Century B.C. Transgender have a recorded history of more than 4,000 years. Asian countries have centuries-old histories of existence of gender-variant males who in the moderns times are labelled as 'transgender women '. India has a history of people with
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