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[[File:Intersex flag.svg|thumb|In 2013, the [http://oii.org.au/22773/an-intersex-flag/ Organisation Intersex International Australia] created this intersex pride flag. The circle symbolizes wholeness, and the colors are meant to not be derivatives of pink (female) or blue (male).<ref>http://oii.org.au/22773/an-intersex-flag/</ref>]]
[[File:Intersexflag.png|thumb|In 2013, the [http://oii.org.au/22773/an-intersex-flag/ Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia] created this intersex pride flag. The circle symbolizes wholeness, and the colors are meant to not be derivatives of pink (female) or blue (male).]]
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'''Intersex''' people are people born with any variation in [[sex]] characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals that do not fit the typical definitions of male or female bodies.<ref>[https://unfe.org/system/unfe-65-Intersex_Factsheet_ENGLISH.pdf "Free & Equal Campaign Fact Sheet: Intersex"] (PDF). United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.</ref>
[[File:Third International Intersex Forum.jpg|thumb|Participants at the third International Intersex Forum held in Malta, December 2013.]]
 
'''Intersex''' people have some aspect of their physical [[sex]] that is inconsistent with conventional ideas of male and female sex. This difference is in their primary or secondary sexual characteristics, hormones, or chromosomes.
 
  
An intersex person may have any [[Gender identity|gender identity]]. They may agree with their assigned gender ([[Cisgender|cisgender]]), or they may think of themselves as [[Transgender|transgender]], or it may be more complicated. They may or may not think of themselves as being part of the [[LGBTIQAP]] spectrum.
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An intersex person may have any [[gender identity]]. They may agree with their assigned gender; in this case, they would be described as either [[ipsogender]] or [[cisgender]], although the usage of the term ''cisgender'' is controversial with regard to intersex people. They may think of themselves as [[transgender]], [[genderqueer]], [[nonbinary]], etc. An intersex person who feels that their intersex status has influenced their gender identity may identify as [[intergender]]. Some intersex people think of their intersex status as belonging to the broader range of [[LGBTIQAP]] identities.
  
A person with a [[Nonbinary gender|non-binary gender]] is not necessarily intersex, and instead may be ''dyadic'' (not intersex).
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Not everyone who identifies as [[Nonbinary gender|nonbinary]] is necessarily intersex, and instead may be ''dyadic'' (not intersex).
  
Intersex was one of the 56 genders made available on Facebook in 2014.<ref>Eve Shapiro, ''Gender circuits: Bodies and identities in a technological age.'' Unpaged.</ref>
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Intersex was one of the 56 genders made available on Facebook in 2014.<ref>Eve Shapiro, ''Gender circuits: Bodies and identities in a technological age.'' Unpaged.</ref>
  
==Dyadism==
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== Dyadism ==
 
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Dyadism is a common kind of [[sexism]], the belief that humans are strictly ''[[dyadic]],'' having only two sexes. In action, dyadism is discrimination against intersex people. That discrimination can include erasure, harassment, medical malpractice, lack of marriage rights, religious intolerance, human rights violations, and hate crimes against intersex people. Dyadism is also the basis of other forms of sexism, including [[binarism]], the belief that people have only two genders.
Dyadism is a common kind of [[Sexism|sexism]], the belief that humans are strictly ''dyadic,'' having only two sexes. In action, dyadism is discrimination against intersex people. That discrimination can include erasure, harassment, medical malpractice, lack of marriage rights, religious intolerance, human rights violations, and hate crimes against intersex people. Dyadism is also the basis of other forms of sexism, including [[Binarism|binarism]], the belief that people have only two genders.
 
  
 
Because of dyadism, doctors think of intersex conditions as an irregularity. As a result, intersex people were given so-called "normalizing" or "corrective" surgeries, often at a very young age, and without their consent.
 
Because of dyadism, doctors think of intersex conditions as an irregularity. As a result, intersex people were given so-called "normalizing" or "corrective" surgeries, often at a very young age, and without their consent.
  
==Related==
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==See also==
 
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* [[Dyadic]]
*[[Sex#AGAB|Sex - Assigned Gender At Birth]]
 
*[[Gender binary]]
 
*[[Intergender]]
 
*[[Legal gender]]
 
 
 
==External links==
 
  
*[http://www.isna.org/faq/what_is_intersex Intersex Society of North America: What is Intersex?]
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{{Pride flags|category=Intersex and intergender pride flags|image=Intersex}}
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex Wikipedia: Intersex]
 
  
==References==
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In 2013, the Organisation Intersex International Australia created this intersex pride flag. The circle symbolizes wholeness, and the colors are meant to not be derivatives of pink (female) or blue (male).[1]

Intersex people are people born with any variation in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals that do not fit the typical definitions of male or female bodies.[2]

An intersex person may have any gender identity. They may agree with their assigned gender; in this case, they would be described as either ipsogender or cisgender, although the usage of the term cisgender is controversial with regard to intersex people. They may think of themselves as transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, etc. An intersex person who feels that their intersex status has influenced their gender identity may identify as intergender. Some intersex people think of their intersex status as belonging to the broader range of LGBTIQAP identities.

Not everyone who identifies as nonbinary is necessarily intersex, and instead may be dyadic (not intersex).

Intersex was one of the 56 genders made available on Facebook in 2014.[3]

Dyadism[edit | edit source]

Dyadism is a common kind of sexism, the belief that humans are strictly dyadic, having only two sexes. In action, dyadism is discrimination against intersex people. That discrimination can include erasure, harassment, medical malpractice, lack of marriage rights, religious intolerance, human rights violations, and hate crimes against intersex people. Dyadism is also the basis of other forms of sexism, including binarism, the belief that people have only two genders.

Because of dyadism, doctors think of intersex conditions as an irregularity. As a result, intersex people were given so-called "normalizing" or "corrective" surgeries, often at a very young age, and without their consent.

See also[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://oii.org.au/22773/an-intersex-flag/
  2. "Free & Equal Campaign Fact Sheet: Intersex" (PDF). United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. Eve Shapiro, Gender circuits: Bodies and identities in a technological age. Unpaged.