• Guest BloggersPhoto of Guest Post: Intersex in the Media

    Guest Post: Intersex in the Media

    Editor’s Note: Check out Amy’s other pieces on what being intersexed is all about. Today’s post is about the different ways in which being intersexed has been featured in the media.  ***** Last summer at CONvergence/SkepchickCon, I attended a break out session called “Not Men or Women: Everyone Else in Fiction.” The panel members explored the gender binary and ways…

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    Guest Post: Insight into the Lives of the Intersexed

    Editor’s Note: You may remember Amy’s last guest post about the Invisible Intersexed Community. Next, she tackles what it feels like to be diagnosed as intersexed (with a female identity).  ****** There are some things about being intersexed that straight-gendered people wouldn’t fully understand because they will never have these particular combinations of experiences themselves. I am going to provide…

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  • Guest BloggersPhoto of Guest Post: Invisible Intersex

    Guest Post: Invisible Intersex

    Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post, by Amy, is about her experience with growing up as an intersexed individual. ****** Do you know someone who is intersexed? Would you be able to notice a person is intersexed by looking at them? The answer to that question is no. According to the Intersex Society of North America or ISNA It is estimated…

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  • FeminismPhoto of It’s a Slow News Day. Let’s Mock Medical Conditions!

    It’s a Slow News Day. Let’s Mock Medical Conditions!

    Disclaimer: Before you ask “Well, what did you expect, it’s Fox News?”, read this. Even if it fails to sway you, remember that asking that is condescendingly pretending that I’m the last person on Earth to understand that Fox News is full of crap. In case you missed it, Facebook recently launched the ability for users of the American English…

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  • SciencePhoto of Another Sex/Gender Controversy

    Another Sex/Gender Controversy

    In a recent blog post, Gia Milinovich responds to some of the heat she’s received for a panel she chaired for SohoSkeptics on gender. Though I don’t doubt Gia is well intentioned, her post is unfortunately filled to the brim with many misconceptions about gender stemming from what appears to be an adherence to a biological essentialist understanding of sex/gender.…

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    Baby Genitalia Inspires Assholes

    [Update: After Jessica Wakeman of The Frisky covered my piece and tweeted her coverage tagging in STFU Parents, Blair Koenig aka STFU Parents clarified what was meant (and not meant) by the tweet. We conversed via Twitter (see the conversation). Basically, Koenig says that she considers herself pro-LGBT and pro-trans* and intended the RT to reflect on social media trends, not to…

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    Intersex Man, 66, Suffers Bigotry by the Media

    Also published on Queereka. I got a link today to an article from the South China Morning Post about an intersex man. The story is interesting, but the article itself is horrible. They are completely ignorant of intersex people, and as an extension, gender non-conforming people in general. The title goes: “Man, 66, goes to doctor and finds he’s a woman”…

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    Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

    Cross-posted at Queereka. A few days ago, Harriet Hall wrote a post on Science-Based Medicine titled “Gender Differences and Why They Don’t Matter So Much.” The article left a bad taste in my mouth for a number of reasons. Aside from what I feel is a gross misrepresentation of various criticisms of Michael Shermer (which I will leave to Ophelia and PZ to deal with as…

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