Bridge Building, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers, Science, United Nations

A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

The surgeries for Hypospadias are sold like kool-aid or a Pepsi commercial by some clinics and hospitals.  The new latest and greatest technique being competed for by surgeons.   The life of the child in the balance.  Is it a girl?  Is it a boy?  Never to ask if the child should get to decide… Continue reading A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

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Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Hate Crimes, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Relationships, Self-Determination, United Nations

Being rejected by my family because of what I represent when I speak up for my intersex cousin who was mutilated.

I have an intersex cousin who was born about ten years after me. They allowed a surgeon to cut off their child's phallus for no good reason. They allowed themselves to be talked into the utterly crazy belief that all there is to be a woman is to be missing a penis.  Worse, this surgeon… Continue reading Being rejected by my family because of what I represent when I speak up for my intersex cousin who was mutilated.

Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

Five ways I show that the Male/Female Binary is a Myth, and a Social Construct. Nature has always Created Sexual Variety and Diversity.

Nature created diversity and variety.  Nature did not create the male, female binary.  Nature's variations create our genitals, reproductive systems, chromosomes and hormones.   Not everyone is sexually born typical, and "typical" is not "normal".  There are just more typical people in this world, and  needless to say typical people made the rules about "normalcy".… Continue reading Five ways I show that the Male/Female Binary is a Myth, and a Social Construct. Nature has always Created Sexual Variety and Diversity.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

Seven Names for the SAME thing: Penis, Phallus, Clitoris, Phalloclitoris, Micropenis, Microphalus, and Clitoromegaly.

Few realize this simple scientific fact: In the developing fetus, the same spot that develops into a typical clitoris or penis is called the Genital Tubercle.  As you can see below, the genitals are very much the same in appearance from 9 to 11 weeks gestation.  Below, I  share pictures for "Baby 2 See".  Baby… Continue reading Seven Names for the SAME thing: Penis, Phallus, Clitoris, Phalloclitoris, Micropenis, Microphalus, and Clitoromegaly.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Culture Dysphoria, Human Rights Violations, Prejudice, Self-Determination

It is time to stop the “normalizing” genital surgery on intersex infants!

This diagram, above, shows some of the varieties of genital appearance that can occur in some forms of intersex.  Often, when a baby is born appearing like one of these varieties of human, it is considered a "psychosocial emergency"; and doctors want to make the child appear as typical as possible as soon as possible.  The… Continue reading It is time to stop the “normalizing” genital surgery on intersex infants!

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Short Messages

“It’s too small, let’s make them into a girl!” Yup, this atrocity is still happening today!

The comic below is borrowed from: Assigned Male Comics "Smashing the gender binary one strip at a time!" By Sophie Labelle Why is this a Human Rights Violation? So called "experts" and  doctors can assign an intersex baby's gender by the appearance of the genitals and how they interpret  the gender from it.  Here is the… Continue reading “It’s too small, let’s make them into a girl!” Yup, this atrocity is still happening today!

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

Intersex is what it is….

Intersex is what it is, even if our doctors want to call it something else. Parents are not being told their baby is intersex to justify cosmetic genital surgery.  Most these surgeries are not medically necessary.  When in reality we are born with natural bodily variations.  Here is the United Nations' Intersex Fact Sheet, that uses… Continue reading Intersex is what it is….