Talk:hermaphrodite

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A human being cannot be a hermaphrodite. The word you are probably looking for is intersex.

  • I'm afraid you're quite wrong. hermaphrodite has been used to describe human beings for about 600 years. intersex is a term that's only been around since the 20th century, and in fact originally it was reserved for non-humans. It may be preferred politically now but that does not suddenly mean "a human being cannot be a hermaphrodite". Ƿidsiþ 09:33, 13 November 2009 (UTC)