Since the issue of intersexed individuals has arisen lately, I thought I would share these two opportunities to learn more. Especially because the Caster Semenya situation revealed just how little people seem to know. Granted, because intersex is an umbrella term for many conditions, it can be confusing. Here’s the chance to educate yourself.
The first is geographic specific (sorry).
If you live in the western MA or northern CT area Mount Holyoke College is sponsoring a talk on Monday September 28 called Intersex on the Brain:
7:30pm Gamble Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College
In this unique blend of spoken word performance and Intersex 101, author and intersex activist Thea Hillman navigates the tricky intersections of sex, gender, and sexual orientation and suggests ways to make the world a safer place for differences of all kinds.
Logo is also airing, On Demand and online a documentary called 1 in 2000. It is part of their Real Momentum series.
It’s short. I have only watched the first 6 minutes, though so I cannot vouch for just how informative it will be. But in those first few minutes we are introduced to at least 5 different intersex conditions. So it looks promising.