Bryn Mawr Widens Admissions Guidelines to Allow Trans Women

Bryn Mawr college announced Monday that after "months of study and consultation," they've decided to clarify their admissions guidelines to make the school more welcoming to transgender women as well as intersex and gender non-conforming people. » 2/09/15 5:30pm 2/09/15 5:30pm

Intersex: What is It, and What It Means for Sexuality

If some people are born neither male nor female, what does that say about our traditional views of sex and gender, and as these individuals will grow up to have sexual orientations, how can those orientations be defined? These are the questions asked by Michael Passaro in an essay which explores the possibility for a… » 5/06/14 11:04pm 5/06/14 11:04pm

Germany Allows for Third Gender on Birth Certificates

Germany has become the first European country to legally recognize a third gender at birth — a new law allows babies born with both male and female characteristics to have their gender left blank on birth certificates. This third option, German legislators reason, will make it so that parents no longer feel… » 11/01/13 4:00pm 11/01/13 4:00pm

Intersex, Transgender People Get New Passport Options In Australia

In a landmark decision, the Australian government has agreed to let people with intersex conditions list their gender as ‘X' on passports. Transgender people will also be able to list the gender with which they identify. » 9/15/11 9:50am 9/15/11 9:50am

Intersex Advocates Work Against Infant Surgery

Children born with ambiguous genitals often undergo surgery early in life to make them look more male or female. But some intersex advocates say doctors should wait until patients are old enough to make the decision for themselves. » 3/17/11 12:52pm 3/17/11 12:52pm

College Dorms Should Just Take Gender Out Of The Equation

The University of Oklahoma's first-ever coed floor brings up an important question about college students' living space: should gender-segregated housing be a thing of the past? » 8/30/10 1:50pm 8/30/10 1:50pm

Caster Semenya Wins Comeback Race

South African runner Caster Semenya made her triumphant return to running last night at a small athletics meeting in Finland, which she easily won. "I was a little bit nervous because it's been a long time not competing," she said. » 7/16/10 10:47am 7/16/10 10:47am

RapeLay Game Sparks Call For Gaming-Industry Policing In Japan • Caster…

• Even though the video game RapeLay (which allows you to stalk and assault multiple women and girls) was removed from Amazon and other outlets, the game remains a viral sensation, and is commonly available for download online. » 3/30/10 5:40pm 3/30/10 5:40pm

Notes On A Scandal: The Future Of Intersexuality & Caster Semenya

Thoughtful articles by Ariel Levy and Judith Butler explore the larger issues of sex and gender behind Caster Semenya's story — and how the mishandling of the young athlete's "gender testing" has affected her life. » 11/23/09 12:00pm 11/23/09 12:00pm

Australian News Report Describes Semenya As "Hermaphrodite," Sparking…

An Australian newspaper has reported that Caster Semenya is a "hermaphrodite" with internal testes and no womb or ovaries — and unsurprisingly, many people are disgusted and outraged. » 9/11/09 9:30am 9/11/09 9:30am

Communists, Germaine Greer Weigh In On Semenya Sex Controversy

As more details emerge about which intersex conditions would stop runner Caster Semenya from competing as a woman, even Germaine Greer has something to say. » 8/21/09 9:30am 8/21/09 9:30am

Gender Is Not Black & White But A Color Wheel

Yesterday, Tracie put up a video of former Top Model » 11/20/08 5:00pm 11/20/08 5:00pm contestant Clark about fellow transgender contestant Isis. Clark's argument was basically that God doesn't make mistakes, and so Isis changing her biological gender was going against God. I wonder what Miss Clark would have to say about which according to , "is…

It's Not Just XX Chromosomes That Make the Woman

Today Good Morning America » 8/12/08 1:30pm 8/12/08 1:30pm did a story that underscores the point that is not cool. As a teenager, Eden Atwood went to the doctor to find out why she'd never gotten her period and was told she had twisted, cancer-prone ovaries that needed to be removed. But when she was 15, her step mother blurted out, "You know they…