Human Rights Violations, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

The 100% Female Intersex Girlz

By Jim Costich  March 29th, 2019 Before I begin, here is a reminder of the definition of Intersex from the United Nations Intersex fact sheet: Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Intersex is an umbrella term… Continue reading The 100% Female Intersex Girlz

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Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, United Nations

These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM).

  All these organizations say it is time to give intersex children their self-determination over their own gender identity and allow the child to grow up to decide on their own if they need surgery or not.   Most surgeries done on intersex children are cosmetic in nature, unnecessary and done without the child's informed… Continue reading These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM).

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Short Answer: It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not.  So, never assume and always ask the person. Long Answer: Definitions First: Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. Ipso Gender = When an Intersex person agrees with their birth assignment.… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Transgender

STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

I WISH THIS WORLD WOULD STOP EQUATING GENITALS and Body Parts to GENDER. I believe it is harming intersex children, gender non-conforming people and those transgender people who want genital integrity and the genitals they were born with. NOTE:   Biological Sex is of or relating to the physical, whereas gender is of or relating… Continue reading STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Countries Who Protect Intersex Children, Homophobia, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex Erasure, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transphobia, United Nations

My Plea to this World on New Year’s Day 2018.

  I have heard it will take time. That it is going to take time to stop mutilating the genitals of innocent children. No, you are not "fixing us" and getting away with it no longer. Yes, you heard right. We all shout from the rooftops now!  That this world is so barbaric! Everyone will… Continue reading My Plea to this World on New Year’s Day 2018.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Poems, United Nations

Poem: STOP the Unthinkable!

Normalizing interventions done to our bodies and to our minds. Unthinkable, and yet it is still allowed to happen. Unthinkable, and yet the medical complex still gets away with it. And here we are having to stay calm! When it is simply unthinkable! Here we are trying to teach you, so that culture will stop doing… Continue reading Poem: STOP the Unthinkable!

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Questions and Answers, Relationships, Self-Determination, United Nations

The FEMALE PENIS and the MALE VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.

Our kids are proof that it is about educating only about the male/female binary, and intersex erasure, that messes up the truth around natural bodily variations existing in us humans.  You see, our children were taught that intersex bodies and transgender bodies existed.  We educated them as soon as I realized I was not a… Continue reading The FEMALE PENIS and the MALE VAGINA; and explaining this to our children.

Anonymous Messages, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Short Messages, United Nations

An Anonymous Message From an Intersex Survivor of Non-consensual​ Surgery.

I want people to see what I get to see as an intersex advocate, educator and as a friend.  I received permission to publish this heart breaking response from a Facebook friend of mine who has survived non-consensual surgery as a child.  It was in response to the meme you see above:   I am trying,… Continue reading An Anonymous Message From an Intersex Survivor of Non-consensual​ Surgery.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Transgender, United Nations

The difference between transgender and intersex and the harm that wrong language can bring

Language is very important, and language can do harm. Here is one example to why: The biggest priority most intersex activist/advocates/educators have, like me, is decreasing genital mutilation in babies born with intersex traits and decreasing our bodies being aborted when detected before birth. This means "Born in the wrong body" transgender theories, can do… Continue reading The difference between transgender and intersex and the harm that wrong language can bring

Civil Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, United Nations

My New Year Resolution for 2017

Dear World, With as much sincerity that I can prove to you, In 2017, I will continue my work in trying to change culture, educate this world about gender and intersex, and make intersex awareness.  For 2017, and with the United Nations, I move forward.  I wanted to write a new poem for 2017, but… Continue reading My New Year Resolution for 2017