Monday, April 12, 2010

Breaking Through the Binary

Sports are highly competitive and push the body to extremes. But what happens when it isn’t just your body being pushed to the limit?

Olympic athlete Caster Semenya knows this answer only too well. Semenya was accused of being male and subjected to gender testing to establish her biological sex.

The results raised questions about the male/female binary and introduced many to issues of intersexuality. Join the WRC and LGBT Resource Center as we welcome Professor Sharon Sytsma, an NIU professor and expert on intersexuality.

Here Caster is pictured holding her flag from South Africa after winning gold in the women's 800 meters.

This is Caster after a South African Magazine "You" preformed a make-over on her to make her look more femininine.

Here are the program details:
Thursday, April 15
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Holmes Student Center, Illinois Room
Co-Sponsors: LGBT Resource Center, PRISM, SEWP

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