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ERIC Number: EJ832288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
"Middlesex" Meditations: Understanding and Teaching Intersex
Breu, Christopher
English Journal, v98 n4 p102-108 Mar 2009
Teachers who include intersex issues in their curricula can provide their intersex students with a sense of community. Intersex people, whether children, teenagers, or adults, often feel that they are going through their experiences absolutely alone. For them, realizing that there are others out there with similar experiences, facing similar challenges, can be life-affirming. Having intersex people's lives and experiences acknowledged, represented, and discussed in the classroom can be profoundly empowering--indeed, it can be life-saving. Drawing on personal experience, the author provides information, rationale, and curriculum ideas for teaching about issues faced by intersex people and those with sex development disorders. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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