Posts Tagged ‘Dutee Chand’
Victory for Dutee Chand and intersex female athletes!!!
Early today, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled to allow Indian athlete Dutee Chand the right to compete as a woman, since being banned last July under sports regulations for women with naturally high testosterone levels (a.k.a. hyperandrogenism). We celebrate this victory not just for Dutee, but in a long battle fought by…Read More
Dutee Chand victorious! Please support her right to compete!
On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, Indian track star Dutee Chand soared to victory, winning the gold medal in the 100- meter race at India’s National Games. http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/national-games-dutee-chand-sprints-to-glory/article6883265.ece Dutee is competing while under reprieve by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), which allows her to participate in domestic meets after she was suspended due to…Read More
Viloria on discrimination against intersex women athletes in The Advocate
We’re thrilled to to have this essay by our E.D. Hida Viloria run in The Advocate, although we note they changed the original title – “Bullying By Any Other Name: What’s Really Behind Regulations for Women with High Testosterone” – to, “Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes”. The essay elaborates on the issue…Read More
Please support intersex equality by liking Dutee’s page
We encourage you all to stand in support of Dutee Chand — the latest victim of discriminatory policies against intersex women with high testosterone levels (hyperandrogenism) — by liking the new Fairness for Dutee campaign on Facebook. Go here: https://www.facebook.com/FairnessForDuteeChandRead More
India lobbies for Dutee Chand!
OII’s Viloria, along with medical experts & others, lobbied the Int’l Olympic Committee (IOC) & the IAAF at their meeting in October, 2010, against imposing unfair “regulations” on intersex women athletes, but the sporting bodies caved under pressure from non-intersex female athletes who wanted something done about “women who look like men”. Wonderful to see…Read More
Fixing Sex, by Professor Katrina Karkazis
Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience (Duke University Press, 2008), by Professor Katrina Karkazis, is a seminal text on the highly controversial medical efforts to “treat” intersex people, historically known as the field of “intersex medical management.” A medical anthropologist and bioethicist at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University School of…Read More