Gender Socialisation and Gender Non-Conformity in Mizo Society

Gender Socialisation and Gender Non-Conformity in Mizo Society

ABSTRACT This paper explores the gender socialisation pattern in Mizo society to highlight how various agencies of socialisation imposed hegemonic gender binary practices, ensuring conformity to gendered norms. It argues that in the dominant perspective the spectrum of gender beyond male and female is not legitimised and is often flagged as immoral. This conception posed as a challenge for those who breached the binary gender demarcation. In contemporary times, however, there have been avenues to subvert the rigid lines yet there are marked with consequential attempts to curb such resistance.

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