I will focus on my own personal experience. I first learned of this fa'afafine through my uncle. He informed of this third gender in the Samoan culture and told us about how they were accepted and embraced into the Samoan lifestyle. This was disturbing at the time being, because I had always thought that Samoans were super human and super masculine like this picture depicts. Although, I was enlightened that this third gender was a huge part of the Samoan culture especially in the earlier stages in Samoan history. The fa'afafine was a key factor in the raising of Samoan youth and especially important in the household chorse in and around the home. The Samoan community is greatly effected by the fa'afafine. Especially, in American and Western Samoa where the fa'afafine is accepted and treated as an separate gender. In the United States there are groups and programs that are assembled to gain rights for this third gender.