I exist and yet you deny it.
I exist and yet you are so intersex phobic,
you can’t even call it what it is:
I N T E R S E X
I exist and yet you tell the parents of babies born like me
that I am a liar!
I legally exist, and you close your eyes to that too!
I am not alone.
There are many other men like me.
We are the 46XX CAH BOYS!
Yes, you read right!
I N T E R S E X
46 XX CAH BOYS!
I exist and it won’t matter if you deny it.
My Birth Certificate is in your face now!
You will make fools of yourself if you don’t stop it.
And soon the world will laugh at you,
and shame on you for surgically chopping us into girls!
Maybe we want to marry a woman.
Maybe we want to grow up to be gay men?
Of course, this is transphobia and homophobia!
Don’t deny it!
When you say CAH is not intersex,
this means you are intersex phobic too!
Heck, I bet you are Queerphobic also!
You probably hate the entire LGBTQIA+ rainbow!
You say only proper CAH girls are allowed to exist.
Proper CAH girls that will marry men
and be proper
H E T E R O S E X U A L S!
This is the only way you CARE!
How can we ever forgive
you for erasing us CAH BOYS?
How can we forgive you
for chopping it off my friend
creating a vagina that
he will never want?
My friend who is a M A N,
surgically made into a girl as a baby!
Don’t lie to the world saying you are doing us a favor!
Corrective Genital Surgery My Ass!
Don’t say you Care!
By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez
April 3, 2019
Note: This is written to a specific CAH organization who does not Care.
I decided to not say their full name. They know who they are
Expecting marginalized people to disregard their own emotions to calmly educate you is the epitome of entitlement!”
Those who insist that all intersex people have a “real” sex of female or male covered up by intersex and that intersex can be stripped, sanded and ground away to reveal a buried binary then you are selling a product using shame and fear. Those who argue that intersex children should be subjected to genital mutilation, elaborate drugs to cover up their hormones instead of approaching hormone balances from a HEALTH point of view…. if you insist that all CAH XX people MUST become women and all XXY people MUST become men and all of them MUST be heterosexual then you don’t care about intersex people. You care about conformity and you pretend to be enforcing an authority over their bodies and lives that you have no business asserting. Shaming children is abuse. Forcing surgeries on intersex children who are being actively coerced if they have any choice at all while simultaneously denying trans children even the least right to live and grow into their identity as they beg for is just sadistic, abusive and vile.” – A public comment this poem by Jim Costich, an intersex man.