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Lessons from the Intersexed

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From the moment intersexuality-the condition of having physical gender markers (genitals, gonads, or chromosomes) that are neither clearly female nor male-is suspected and diagnosed, social institutions are mobilized in order to maintain the two seemingly objective sexual categories. Infants' bodies are altered, and what was "ambiguous" is made "normal." Kessler's ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Rutgers University Press
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I found this book to be concise, organized and well-researched. Some readers may be turned off by the topic, but others like myself may find it fascinating.
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Interesting book about how babies who are intersexual at birth are treated, and what can be understood about gender from that.
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