Saturday, March 14, 2015

ABC Nightline Segment on Intersex Issues: Activist Sean Saifa Wall is Simply Amazing.

Hi, everyone! Check out this ABC Nightline segement with intersex activist Sean Saifa Wall - it's incredible.

In the video, Wall meets the doctor who performed genital surgery on him without his consent as a child. I was especially impressed by Wall's response to the doctor’s defensiveness - he shows only compassion and empathy. Wall did intersex people and activists proud in this piece.

One thing to note is that the commonly-quoted statistic that 1 in 2000 children are born intersex may substantially underestimate the number of kids born intersex, as Cary Gabriel Costello indicates in his excellent blog, The Intersex Roadshow. (It's not suprising that ABC quotes this statistic though, as many news outlets still do.)

I want to see more videos like this in the future. Until then, watch and share widely.

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