Nature just astounds me. As we sit and debate sexuality, orientation and gender, life simply goes on.
Here is a butterfly belonging to the family Nymphalidate (known as the brush-footed butterflies) that displays both male and female characteristics that you can see separated in each wing. It lives in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia.
Science calls the condition "gynandromorphy", which means outwardly having both male and female characteristics. (This is distinct from hermaphroditism, in which an organism has both male and female reproductive organs, but has external characteristics of one gender.)
This happens when the sex chromosomes fail to separate during cell division in early development. As a result, some of the animal's cells have a female genotype, and others have a male genotype, giving rise to an animal with both male and female characteristics.
Why can't the same thing happen with humans? And why can't we accept that?