Beyond the Binary: What Can Feminists Learn from Intersex and Transgender Jurisprudence?

25 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2010

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Julie A. Greenberg

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Marybeth Herald

Thomas Jefferson School of Law ( (deceased)

Mark Strasser

Capital University - Law School

Date Written: August 17, 2010

Abstract

This panel discussion focuses on recent developments in the intersex and transsexual communities. Recently, both movements have undergone profound changes and each has provided new and unique theoretical and practical perspectives that can potentially benefit other social justice groups. This dialogue describes these developments. It also emphasizes the importance of feminist, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex activists becoming aware of the goals that they share and areas where their interests may diverge. As each of these movements develops their legal strategies, they need to be conscious of the potentially positive and negative ramifications that their approaches may have on similarly situated marginalized groups.

Keywords: sex, gender, transgender, intersex, discrimination, human rights, marriage, civil rights, international law

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Greenberg, Julie A. and Herald, Marybeth and Strasser, Mark, Beyond the Binary: What Can Feminists Learn from Intersex and Transgender Jurisprudence? (August 17, 2010). Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vol. 17, p. 13, 2010; Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1651285. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1651285

Julie A. Greenberg

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Marybeth Herald (Contact Author)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law ( (deceased)

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Mark Strasser

Capital University - Law School ( email )

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