Our E.D.s intersex memoir makes NY Public Library’s list of Essential Feminist Reads
As the 19th Amendment turns 100, The New York Public Library reflects on the history of suffrage and feminism with the publication of NYPL’s Essential Reads on Feminism, and we are thrilled to announce that our Founding Director Hida Viloria’s memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life was selected as one of them! We commend the…Read More
Beautiful Caster Semenya Video From Discovery S.A.!
Words cannot express how much we love this video. Big thanks to Discovery South Africa for creating! A note on language, since we have been asked. It is a well established fact that—unlike medical conditions such as Marfan’s Syndrome which are known to provide an athletic advantage, as in the case of Michael Phelps–there is…Read More
World Medical Assn Warns Doctors To Do No Harm to Women Athletes w High T
We thank the World Medical Association (WMA) profusely for honoring ethics to 1st do no harm–even in regards to people with variations of sex characteristics, whom have sadly and egregiously often been left out of this code of ethics. (We note that we do not refer to these athletes as intersex because they identify as…Read More
Olympian Casey Legler Calls Out Racism, Misogyny & Homophobia in Caster Ruling!
So many have spoken and written about this issue, but the voices that have been sorely needed are those of fellow female athletes saying that it is fine for Caster to compete as she is b/c sports are all about having different advantages, & calling out the IAAF, IOC & CAS (Court of Sport) on…Read More
Our E.D. Viloria for Wash Post on the unscientific and unethical CAS Ruling
Our E.D. Hida Viloria has been advocating for Caster Semenya and women athletes with VSC (variations in sex characteristics, aka intersex) in television and print since 2009–when discrimination against Semenya by women athletes who lost to her and sporting bodies began. S/he continues to do so in he/r latest essay, “Stop trying to make Caster…Read More
CAS rules against Caster Semenya in favor of discrimination: UNACCEPTABLE!
In a startling step backwards for equality in athletics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled 2-1 against the case brought by Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa that the IAAF regulations set to take affect this month—which would force her to take unnecessary hormones in order to compete as a woman—are discriminatory. To be…Read More
Please support Caster Semenya! It’s critical
For anyone unsure of why this is a significant issue not just for sport, but for our entire community, we note that if the world can allow a strong, successful adult woman to be treated this way, there is little hope for powerless infants and minors. Our founding E.D. Hida Viloria has been lobbying against…Read More
LeBron James Steps Out to Support Caster Semenya!
As reported in All 4 Women, LeBron James took the time out of his busy schedule yesterday to make a trip to Berlin to watch South African track star Caster Semenya’s races. Semenya, who was competing at the 2018 Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF), won the 1000m gold and the fifth fastest 1000m time in history. Running…Read More
Global sports community signs open letter to IAAF in support of intersex women athletes!
We have long awaited the day when athletes would step forward to support the intersex women unfairly targeted by the I.A.A.F. (the sports federation which governs track and field) and their discriminatory regulations, and that day has come! Today, Billie Jean King, Ally Wambach & five dozen other leading athletes joined Athlete Ally and the…Read More