Sport

Article about access to sport, and competing in sporting activities.

London Times: “Caster Semenya and the middle sex”

London Times: “Caster Semenya and the middle sex”

Sophia, a British member of OII is quoted in this story in the London Times. She is doubly qualified to comment on intersex in the media – Sophia is a geneticist. … Britain is the first to base treatment on the assumption that it should be acceptable for boys and girls to look far from…
Read more →

Farida Iqbal: “The Persecution of Caster Semenya”

Farida Iqbal: “The Persecution of Caster Semenya”

Farida Iqbal has published an excellent article on Ms Semenya in Green Left and Links.org.au: The ostracism of Semenya doesn’t just affect intersex people. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people are affected too. Semenya’s ostracism reinforces the rigid notion of binary gender, a notion that excludes all of us. In Australia, we have a particular…
Read more →

Sally Gross: Intersex and the law

Sally Gross: Intersex and the law

Sally Gross, apartheid-era member of the African National Congress and founder of Intersex South Africa writes in that country’s Mail & Guardian newspaper about legislation to protect intersex people from discrimination. It’s the first such legislation anywhere in the world: Before 2006, when an obscure judicial amendment—comprising two simple definitions—was signed into law, being found…
Read more →

The Australian: Wendy Zukerman on “Sport’s gender bender question”

The Australian: Wendy Zukerman on “Sport’s gender bender question”

Wendy Zukerman writes a disappointing article on the Caster Semenya case, using contentious and salacious language in The Australian. Editorial notes The insulting language includes the “gender bending” of the title, and and goes on to use contentious language like hermaphrodites and pseudo-hermaphrodites. To really put intersex in our place and to remind us who…
Read more →