Sex Testing in Sports
Recap: Lance Armstrong story
Media coverage of Lance Armstrong:
praised for his hegemonic masculinity
symbol embodying the qualities of his nation
characteristics that made him a national symbol, a hero, and a champion
athlete – strength, determination, intensity, drive – were seen by foreign
media as arrogance and bullying at a time when the US was seen as acting
that way on the global stage.
Intersexuality encompasses a variety of bodily states that have in common
Intersexed persons (sometimes referred to as hermaphrodites) are persons
who are born with ambiguous genitals, gonads, or chromosomes.
2- 3% of population.
Kleinfelter's syndrome: XXY chromosomal pattern in males
Complete or Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, hormonal disorder
caused by chromosomal variation in males
History of Intersexuality
Erasure or Correction through physical, social