There is an incredible story out of Pakistan concerning the plight of what are called “eunuchs” in that country. The term is used broadly to refer to transsexuals, transvestites, or hermaphrodites. These marginalized individuals are forced to live in colonies and become prostitutes in a country that shuns and abuses them.
The story of Shazia is particularly horrific, including a forced castration in one of these camps.
Given the status of women in Pakistan, it is hard to be hopeful for these individuals in receiving protection and rights. However, media coverage is the key to such awareness and this article is an excellent, if disturbing, insight into their plight.
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10 thoughts on “Pakistani Eunuchs Fight For Recognition and Rights”
National Geo’s series “Taboo” did a show titled “The Third Sex” which dealt with the Indidan analog to the cultural group discussed above. It’s an enlightening episode and I’d recommend the re-run to anyone that has a chance to see it.
This is not one of your average Balls to the wall proposition.
I am a very conservative individual and I think your views are just plain wrong. There are moral absolutes. A society cannot just cut “the balls” off of anyone they disagree with.
I think you better go and read the bible, the federalist papers and a host of other publications that speak to individual worth.
Why do you think the way you do? What in your upbringing would cause you to believe:
1) that there are no absolutes
2) that it is okay to treat a human being poorly because of sexual orientation
How would you like it if we castrated people named Sam, just because someone did not like the name. There really isnt any difference.
I also make fun of people who say that we never landed on the moon.
I doubt I’m ever going to get you to change your mind, but I did show others how ridiculous, callous, and indefensible your position is. Anyone that says “I don’t blame them” when the action that is being discussed is forcibly castrating somebody and then making them live the life of a prostitute isn’t the kind of person I think is worth addressing intelligently.
Get back to me when you have something to say that’s not just a reflection of the worst parts of humanity.
There’s not really that many mentally sick transsexuals, so that means most all of them are acceptable. I personally hate all people with mental illnesses and I’m certain most people on this site hate them as well.
“If God made us in his own image then God must be dumb all over and a little ugly on the side.” — Frank Zappa
Tonight Frank’s lesson was illustrated by guest hater, Sam.
Congratulations, Sam! You’ve won the “You Are What You Is” Award!
But you missed tonight’s secret word, Sam! Tonight’s secret word was “filthy faggots”! Had you used the secret word, you’d have win a trip for two to see how you too can enact The Final Solution from Reinhardt Heydrich himself.
Better luck next time!
Your mockery is symptoms of your inability to address my arguments intelligently.
How dare people different from us act like they’re human with basic human rights. We should keep everyone one that deviates in the slightest from the norm locked up till they learn to suppress their true nature like the rest of us.
God made us in his image, and that one time he got drunk and put on his wife’s cloths was just an experiment, and didn’t mean anything.
It is up to a country’s people, their society, to decide what is socially acceptable or not. Just because our society accepts these mentally sick transsexuals as normal, doesn’t mean others have too, and I don’t blame them.
Pakistani Eunuchs Fight For Recognition and Rights?
Now that takes balls.
(Sorry, the joke was just too easy.)
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