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Playing the Intersex Card

By Nick Chaleunphone @Kamododragoon

Playing the Intersex CardOriginally posted on Queer Theory: The new men's rights movement:

Any time I try and talk online about male violence, reproductive justice, or gender abolition, one of the most common replies I get is NONE OF THIS IS TRUE BECAUSE GENDER/SEX/WHATEVER ISN’T A BINARY. And yes, it usually is in caps.

Gender is a binary, of course, because you can’t wring more than two roles out of Who gets to hit and Who gets to bruise. But even if that weren’t the case, some radical feminists have already pointed out how making gender less “binary” doesn’t actually make it any less problematic. After all, race isn’t a binary, but that’s probably small comfort to the indigenous woman raped by a white man or the biracial Afrikan shot dead by a white man or the Latino man worked in slave conditions by a white man. When it comes to gender, feel free to pack as many netrois genderfluids or…

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