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Intersex List of Demands, co-written by Caitlin Petrakis Childs

We found this list in a post by Atlanta, Georgia, intersex activist Caitlin Petrakis Childs. We highly recommend her speech on being born with Mayer Rokitansy Kuester Hauser Syndrome (MKRH), aka Muellerian agenesis, as well as her post pointing out how Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues have failed intersex women in Feminist Critiques of V-Day…
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René’s story

René’s story

I can say that I became an adult at seven years old. When I saw that I looked more like my sister who had just been born than my brother who was four years younger than I was! Before the birth of my sister, when I was naked, I had noticed there was a difference…
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Opinion by Karin: The Silent

Opinion by Karin: The Silent

LOTL have published a feature by OII Australia member Karin on “The Silent”> PROFESSOR Milton Diamond of the University of Hawaii’s Pacific Center for Sex and Society estimates the prevalence of intersex – having biological characteristics both male and female – as 1 in 100. Some academics believe the ratio of intersex people in the…
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Opinion by Karin: Fact, fiction and intersex lives

Opinion by Karin: Fact, fiction and intersex lives

IN a world as heavily mediated as ours, where the boundary between reality staged for entertainment and reality documented for information is blurred, and sometimes lost altogether, works of fiction often encroach upon the territory of fact – the danger is that we may not be able to tell the difference. That certainly happens when…
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Comment: The concept of intersex privilege

There are some academics, members of diagnosis groups, and activists who are GLBT and even I for intersex who accuse transgender or transsexual people of claiming to be intersex when they are not. There are also those who accuse some intersex people of being transsexual or transgender and not really intersex. I hold that both…
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