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Gender Issue


It Is common in (Western) society for men to shake hands with other men in social and business contexts and it is known that there is a prohibition for men to shake hands with women, indeed, to have any contact with women (other than one’s spouse, children). What happens if a man comes across another person whose ‘gender’ is not clear (transition, intersex, hermaphrodite, etc…)?


If one is unsure is unsure of the gender, one should be muchmir (stringent) and not shake their hand.



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