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The Hijra in India and elsewhere in South Asia have to make it into this article. It is complicated, but the very fact that there are (largely) eunuch communities living in the 21st century is very notable. The WP pieceWikipedia is good and I am not sure where in this article Hijra would fit? Cultural? Cultural eunuch sounds daft, but I can't think of any better classification.--TheroadtoWiganPier (talk) 15:23, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Not sure where it'd go, maybe a new section? Feel free to add if you think it's worthwhile! CorruptUser (talk) 15:25, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
"Cultural" seems accurate. Not all hijra necessarily undergo castration, though. (talk) 01:24, 7 September 42015 AQD (UTC)
Yep. Hence my "complicated" comment above. I will have a go at this section later if nobody else does.--TheroadtoWiganPier (talk) 01:39, 7 September 2015 (UTC)


Alright, this article is basically "ready to go". Feel free to add what you think is appropriate, change what you don't, etc. CorruptUser (talk) 19:09, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Well, every mainspace article is "ready to go", that is the nature of a (or, at the very least, this) wiki.--Arisboch ☞✍☜☞✉☜ ∈)☼(∋ 20:22, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

The definitions quoted here seem rather confused. GeldingWikipedia usually means regular castration - i.e. removal of the testicles, not the penis as stated here - and is a term generally only used in relation to animals (at least in modern English). & I don't know what the statement that neutering is "what most people confuse castration for" is supposed to mean. Neutering means removal of animal's gonads: either castration in males or spaying in females. WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:35, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Most times I've heard the term "castration", it was removal of penis. The remaining times is was a discussion about how "bowlderization" is a self example since before Bowlder the term was "castration". Technically "castration" means removal of the testes. Gelding, I've only seen in reference to horses, and in A Song of Ice and Fire (also only time I've seen "aurochs", "half a hundred", and "niggardly", so make of that what you will). CorruptUser (talk) 21:22, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
I was going to quip that auroch is possibly the most Middle Earth-sounding word not actually used by JRR. But fuck, The Horn of Gondor dammit. More relevantly, this article meandered into something pretty good. --TheroadtoWiganPier (talk) 01:10, 8 September 2015 (UTC)