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Gender as a Spectrum, Not a Divide

  • Aired: 06/14/2011
  • 02:24
  • Rating: TV-PG
In traditional Navajo culture, there are 4 genders which include the nadleehi and dilbaa -- persons born, respectively, as males or females, but who fulfill the roles of the other in adulthood. In this excerpt from the film, a more fluid way of describing gender is considered.
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Navajo traditions emphasize the balance between the feminine and masculine.
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