Gender mcgenderson

This is fascinating! In Albania, up until very recently, if the man of the house died and there were no male heirs to take over the position, a female daughter would become a man and take over as head of household! They wouldn't have a sex change, but would cut their hair off, wear pants (but keep their female names) and take a vow of lifelong virginity. From then on, they are men. Everyone treats them as men and they have all the authority and power men have. There's no stigma, everyone respects the sacrifice these women have made and considers them men from that point on. Goes to show that culture really does have a thing or two to do with gender constructs, eh?