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Challenging a Self-Evident Truth: Intersex and the Gender Binary

Challenging a Self-Evident Truth: Intersex and the Gender Binary

by Social Justice Institute

Educational/Awareness Social Justice LGBTQ

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Mandel Community Studies Center, 11402 Bellflower Rd.

Crawford Hall, Room A15C 10900 Euclid Avenue , Cleveland, OH 44106-7243, United States

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We expect all people to be born either male or female. Throughout American history, physicians have been trying to enforce this binary both surgically and hormonally on people born with intersex traits, those with chromosomal, hormonal, or anatomical difference. Elizabeth Reis (author of Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex), Kimberly Zeiselman (executive director, InterACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth) and Sana Loue (CWRU Dept. of Bioethics) will explain how the “truth” is more complicated than we’ve assumed. M. Carmen Lane will moderate. The discussion will include academic, medical, ethical and advocacy perspectives; a question and answer period will follow.

Free and open to the community. Light refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, CWRU LGBT Center, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, AMSA Gender and Sexuality Committee - CWRU School of Medicine, Department of History, Dittrick Museum of Medical History, and the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland.
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