Today we’re going to talk statistics and semantics. I’m going to do so via the medium of one of social media’s favourite stats 1.7% (aka “intersex is as common as red heads.”). The statistic comes from Fausto-Sterling’s work, which you can see a review of here. To understand the statistic, we have to drill down into what the meaning of the word “intersex” is. Most […]
Author archives: Claire Graham
Do Intersex Women Have Penises?
Do intersex women have penises? I’m seeing this thrown around a lot, so let’s address it. Firstly, as ever, let’s all remember that intersex is not the same as trans, and the conflation is harmful and ignorant. Now let’s get on with some science… I’m not even really sure what people mean when they talk […]
Caster Semenya: No one wins
I can’t help but feel that, without reliable data and research on the inclusion of DSD women in women’s sport, Caster has become an unwilling pawn for both sides here, and in the end, no one has won.