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intersex in history

Intersex means being born with physical sex characteristics that do not fit typical male or female categories. In history, people who were intersex may have been treated differently depending on the society they lived in.

Some societies saw intersex people as special or magical, while others thought they were freaks or abnormal.

In ancient Greece, for example, there were stories about people who were intersex being loved and honored by the gods. But in other societies, intersex people were hidden away or even killed because they were seen as dangerous or shameful.

Today, people who are intersex are still fighting for their rights and to be recognized as valid members of society. It's important to remember that everyone deserves respect, no matter what their physical characteristics may be.
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