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Cary Costello: “Caster Semenya – An Intersex Perspective”

Cary Costello: “Caster Semenya – An Intersex Perspective”

Intersex person and sociology professor Cary Costello writes about the Caster Semenya case: … Here’s an irony for you. According to Western medical practice, the majority of infants discovered to be intersex are assigned female. This is done for surgical convenience (it being considered easier to remove an “inappropriate” penis than create an “appropriate” one),…
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Sally Gross in The Times (South Africa): “Sex typing is fuzzy science”

Sally Gross in The Times (South Africa): “Sex typing is fuzzy science”

Sally Gross of Intersex South Africa writes: Caster Semenya’s situation strikes powerful chords in my personal experience. About 15 years ago, the determination that I am intersexed pulled my life comprehensively apart. It brought a brutal end to my career as an academic pedagogue and teacher of philosophy and it killed an almost completed doctoral…
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