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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 2170
Professor
Maggie Mac Donald
Semester
Fall

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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  Intersexuality encompasses a variety of bodily states that have in common sexual ambiguity.  Intersexed persons (sometimes referred to as hermaphrodites) are persons who are born with ambiguous genitals, gonads, or chromosomes.  2- 3% of population. Hermaphrodites 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
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