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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Commentary: My life as a 'Mighty Hermaphrodite' - CNN.com

Commentary: My life as a 'Mighty Hermaphrodite' - CNN.com

A lot of people have been outraged by the gender verification testing that South African athlete Caster Semenya has been put through, and have been trying to be supportive of her; but in doing so, they often further prejudice against the very thing which she appears to be: intersex.
Hida Viloria says she looks forward to a day when intersex conditions like hers are widely accepted.

Hida Viloria says she looks forward to a day when intersex conditions like hers are widely accepted.

Intersex people (formerly known as hermaphrodites) are those born with bodies that are difficult to classify as either "male" or "female."

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