Olympic runner, Caster Semenya, showed up to race in Stellenbosch, South Africa, this week and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) wouldn't let her run because she is alleged to be an intersex person.
Hida Viloria, the spokesperson for human rights from Organisation Intersex International (OII). and
photo courtesy Hida Viloria
the organization's founder, join us to talk about their petition in support of Semenya and bring us some of the complexity behind these news headlines.
Organisation Intersex International believes that intersex is not primarily a medical condition. They say intersex children should not be subjected to surgery and hormones without their consent -- unless there is a critical need.
With active affiliates in six continents, OII creates community and activist support across cultural and language barriers.
Eddie Ytuarte and Adrienne Lauby host this mind-expanding discussion.