What It’s Like to Be Intersex [3:25]


This great video covers the stories of four intersex individuals.  It starts by discussing the range of identities and the mixes of gender and anatomy that intersex people may have.  It then focuses on the battles that are fought over ‘corrective’ surgeries and being raised as the gender others assign you.  It ends with a welcoming hand to any intersex people listening.

Discussion Questions

  • What surprised you most or did you find most interesting from the video?
  • What does it mean to be intersex?  How is it different from transgender?
  • Do you know anyone who is intersex?  Transgender?
  • What is ‘normalizing surgery’?  Why do you think doctors and parents insist on surgery for healthy children?

Keywords: intersex, sexuality, gender, conformity, sex, identity, body image


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