Beyond the Binary: What Can Feminists Learn from Intersex and Transgender Jurisprudence?
25 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2010
Date Written: August 17, 2010
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
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