Press Release - Please circulate widely
From: The Organisation Intersex International
Subject: Intersex Solidarity Day
Herculine Barbin's Birthday
The Organisation Intersex International would like to invite you to join us in commemorating November 8 as Intersex Solidarity Day. All human rights organizations, feminist allies, academics and gender specialists, as well as other groups and individuals interested in intersex human rights, are invited to show their solidarity by organizing workshops, lectures, discussions and other activities which deal with any or all of the following topics:
a) the life of Herculine Barbin
b) intersex genital mutilation
c) the violence of the binary sex and gender system
d) the sexism implicit within the binary construct of sex and gender
Please show your solidarity with the intersex community. Intersex rights are humans rights.
Express your solidarity with the Intersex Community by signing the following OII petition against pathologizing intersex:http://www.gopetiti on.com/online/ 9941.html
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