Statistics and Semantics: Is Intersex “as common as red heads”?

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 […]