Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The IOC's unkind cuts


For all the enlightened, lofty aspirations of the Olympic Games themselves, the leadership of the International Olympic Committee continues to approach delicate gender issues with a sledge hammer and chisel.

After the New York Times reported in January its two-day panel of medical experts recommended that athletes with intersex attributes be allowed to compete only if they undergo medical "corrections" – procedures that intersex activists characterize as barbaric, invasive, and often unnecessary – Organisation Intersex International began an online petition calling on the IOC to, essentially, back off and get a clue.

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