Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday August 24th, 2015: Sex Testing and Gender Policing in Sports

"There is no single thing in the body that can be objectively used to sort all males from all females." Rebecca Jordan-Young

Rebecca Jordan-Young, Tow Associate Professor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College and author of Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences joins Kate Raphael to discuss gender policing and sex testing in sports.

A recent ruling by the International Court of Arbitration for Sport in the case of sprinter Dutee Chand suspended the practice of "hyperandrogenism regulation" by the International Association of Athletics Federations.  Where did this type of sex testing come from, and what does the ruling mean for the future of women's sports? Are we heading to gender neutral sports? What counts as unfair and disproportionate?

Listen now or Get MP3. 26:26 min.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
Theo E.J. Wilson, In Defense of Black Women

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