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A Note on Intersex

As gleaned from Rethinking Gender by Robin Marantz Henig:

We have learnt that sex chromosomes determine a baby’s sex: XX means its a girl and XY means its a boy. 216 more words

***star-ratings after SG

I’m toying with a ***star-rating in the category cloud for some posts—not so much to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, but rather in… 129 more words


Dance and Gender

“Few volumes tackle the issue of gender and dance with such currency. A work of high quality, thorough in its composition, impeccable in its rigor, and far-reaching in its approach.”—Julie Kerr-Berry, Minnesota State University, Mankato… 296 more words


Taranta, poverty, and orientalism

Watching Ernesto De Martino’s 1959 footage of healing sessions for possessed women in south Italy, one may feel almost voyeuristic.

Below I cite Stephen Bennetts, Review of Ernesto De Martino, … 1,134 more words


Clouds Are Roses

When I walk down the street
I don’t get those frequent looks
catcalls, and obscene
gestures, like my
friends do

“Are you a girl?”
the silence seems to ask… 40 more words


Parlour who?

Feminism in India has uploaded a few little comics by graphic artist Harini Rajagopalan today – beautifully done – some of them really funny – like the… 1,271 more words


Geslacht episode 2

Like I’ve told you last week I want to talk with you every week about the geslacht episode. Geslacht is the tv program about gender and how there more then only men and women. 523 more words