Xiaomin, 21 years old, was born with both male and female genitalia, which made her the target of mockery and humiliation from neighbors in Maoming, Nandu Daily reports.
Her saga began when her mother, left her husband , and met another man, Mr. Yi in his hometown in Gongpo village, Dianbai county. At that time, he was more than 40 years old and had been single for a while. Soon, they both fell in love and she got pregnant.
Her fingers are very slender, but her voice is harsh and deep.
After quite a while, Xiaomin’s mother was finally found by her husband and brought back home. As soon as Xiaomin was born, she was shunned by the family because of her double gender characteristics. Xiaomin was sent to live with Mr. Yi, her real father.
Xiaomin rarely communicates with other people and always stays alone because she’s afraid of others “strange eyes” on her.
She stayed with her father for 21 years, before going to Shenzhen for a treatment.
According to Mrs. Yi, the villagers describe her as a monster. Although she has male characteristics, her ID card states that she is female.
Xiaomin’s family attempted to bring her to a hospital for a treatment. However, the hospital said she had passed the best time for getting treatment. “Also, the cost of the treatment is too high, so we gave up trying,” Mrs. Yi added.
Xiaomin doesn’t have a clear gender identity of herself. “It’s not her choice to be a girl or boy, but we should follow doctors’ suggestion.” Mrs. Yi told reporters.
Xiaomin hates to be mocked and wishes to have a normal life as others do.
Web users showed much empathy for Xiaomin. One user said, “Everyone’s fate is different. No one wants to be born that way. We shouldn’t mock her.” Another said, “She’s a really poor kid. If she was born in a rich family, it’s not a big deal. But since she was born in a poor family, it’s a fatal handicap. I hope some organizations out there can help her have a trans-sexual operation. She’s the type of person who needs caring and helping.” Others said, “If my kid makes jokes about other people’s physical defects, I will tell him not to do that by giving him a good slap.”
By Lucy Liu
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