Intersex & Critical Disability Theories

This is an article about intersex issues which I think offers a very important point to the discussion of the human body – Masaki

From “Intersex” to “DSD”: Toward a Queer Disability Politics of Gender by Emi Koyama, Intersex Initiative

Quote…:

Rather than attempting to de-pathologize this condition or that condition, I’m interested in de-pathologizing the concept of pathology itself. Medical categories can be useful if it existed solely to identify people’s needs for medical services and technologies and to provide them. In the end, I hope to live in a society in which people with various so-called “disorders,” or specific needs for medical services and technologies, can live their lives to their fullest potential, without having to become “normal.”

Click here to read the article by the brilliant activist Emi Koyama

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