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unisex

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joym (joym)
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 09:25:31 -0500


This is an interesting question. I have had teen/early adult age clients in
treatment who were identified as having sexual identity problems. One in
particular was what I would describe as unisex, in that he liked things
traditionally thought of as feminine & also things traditionally thought of
as masculine. He was bisexual. He liked to express both parts of his
personality & only felt conflict because society was, in effect, forcing
him to choose. He wanted to be able to do the male role things, including
dressing & acting masculine. He also wanted to do the feminine things and
express his softer, more sensitive side. He seemed to be a walking example
on the yin/yang symbol. He was in much pain. Again, not because he didn't
embrace both, but because he felt judged within his family and community,
and pressured to choose. This is also an interesting question because
angels are described as unisex or sexless, and we could ponder whether the
human race is evolving toward a time when these divisions are no longer
necessary.

Joy
art therapist