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Is there such a thing as free choice?

The documentaries “The Business of Being Born” and “Diagnosing Difference” show that medical professionals and the medical industry give patients such as pregnant women and transgender people an illusion of free choice.  Yet both groups of people suffer from standardized … Continue reading

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What is Oppression?

Oppression: imposing power over others in unjust, discriminatory ways.  Oppression: forcing compliance with certain societal standards, or otherwise imposing unfair treatment, judgments, and limitations.  Oppression: being forced to identify as female or male.  According to marriage or drivers’ licenses, even … Continue reading

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A Counterintuitive Responsibility

For what is a parent responsible? Is it their child’s normal maturation? The answers to these questions would seem natural for a child born with ‘normal’ genitalia. But, what about the one intersex baby born per 1500 ‘average’ newborns? Parents … Continue reading

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What is freedom?

Freedom is the ability to enjoy our God-given and societally accepted rights. However, in the recent readings about intersex individuals, it is striking to me the blatant refusal of healthcare providers, government officials, and members of society to allow individuals … Continue reading

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