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Gina Wilson

Tenth day of intersex: Ageing

On the Tenth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to the aged, to aged care and how that affects intersex lives. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is,…
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Gina Wilson

Ninth day of intersex: Domestic violence

On the Ninth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to domestic violence and how that affects intersex lives. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be…
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Gina Wilson

Eighth Day of Intersex: Sally Gross

On the Eighth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to a true heroine of intersex people, Sally Gross. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be…
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Gina Wilson

Seventh day of intersex: Surgery

On the Seventh Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and medical experimentation. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be thought of as being…
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Sixth day of intersex: Marriage

On the Sixth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and the right to marry. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be thought of…
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Gina Wilson

Fifth day of intersex: Diagnosing intersex

On the Fifth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and one way a person might come to be intersex. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is,…
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Gina Wilson

Fourth day of intersex: Medicine

On the Fourth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and its uneasy relationship with medicine. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be thought…
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Gina Wilson

Third day of intersex: Infant genital surgeries

On the Third Day of Intersex we draw your attention to Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is, we may be thought of as being…
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Gina Wilson

Second day of intersex: Human rights

On the Second Day of Intersex we draw your attention to the complete lack of rights for intersex people. For intersex to have any rights at all we are required to submit to the myth that we are wholly male or female. We must allow our differences to be surgically or hormonally removed so that an…
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Chris Somers XXY, self portrait, 2013

Chris Somers: “The fear amongst medicine and its allies of intersex people potentially gaining human rights”

There appears to be an abject fear of allowing intersex people any rights whatsoever. More specifically, an alarming number of medical, allied personnel and others deliberately place blinkers upon themselves. What they are afraid of is any peripheral vision lest they see the clear scientific findings about a human reality that really does exist. There…
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Intersexion movie flyer

Video: Intersex documentary “Intersexion”

Long awaited documentary about the experiences of a number of intersex people around the world, Intersexion, was made for New Zealand television broadcaster TV One by Grant Lahood with the assistance of Wellington-resident intersex activist and counsellor Mani Bruce Mitchell.