Wednesday, May 8, 2024

From 16th c. China and 21st c. India, two accounts of virtuous transgender mothers who protected children

Duck and duckling on water
Meet You Ruiniang from 16th c. China and Gauri Sawant  from 21st c. India, 2 transgender women who devoted themselves to their adoptive children, protecting them from cisgender predators.

The ducks in the picture are Lesser Whistling Ducks, a species present in the India subcontinent, southern China and Southeast Asia. Female and male ducks are similar in plumage.

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Happy Mother's Day to the trans moms!

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