Posts Tagged ‘intersex athletes’
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
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
Intersex athlete Santhi Soundarajan seeks justice!
Earlier this week, as reported by ESPN, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) served a notice on the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in response to a petition filed by former Indian middle-distance runner Santhi Soundarajan. Santhi was stripped of her silver medal (800m) ten years ago at the Doha Asian Games, and…Read More
Our E.D. on intersex athletes in California magazine
Today, our E.D. Hida Viloria is quoted in h/er alma mater U.C. Berkeley’s California magazine, alongside intersex ally and Stanford bioethicist Katrina Karkazis, in the article, Who Gets to be A Woman in Sports? The article focuses on the issue of intersex women in sports, and the need to confront the prejudice with which this issue is…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
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
Viloria in The Global Herald on human rights violations against intersex runner Pinki Pramanik
As Hida Viloria reports in “Criminalized Because of One’s Sex”: On June 14th, Indian gold medal winner Pinki Pramanik was arrested following accusations of rape and “being male” by her live-in partner. She was suspended from her job, detained in a male ward, and an MMS of one of her mandatory gender-verification tests, in which…Read More
Our E.D. on Lobbying the IOC on Behalf of Intersex Women Athletes
In October, 2010, our E.D. Hida Viloria participated, by invitation, in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s meeting, “Athletes with Disorders of Sex Development and their participation in competitive sport,” held in Lausanne, Switzerland (see below). The meeting was the second gathering of experts convened in the wake of Caster Semenya’s gender verification testing…Read More