But that, Pideon continued, is an example of how intersex people are forced into roles they don't need to fulfill."I think what you guys are talking about speaks to why intersex is a feminist issue, too," Pidgeon said.
"Because it speaks to the roles that are forced on women.
Genetically, however, I have XY (male) chromosomes. There was no difference in me as a child, no ambiguous genitalia as an immediate alert, so I only found out once I failed to start puberty.
That, Pidgeon explained, is why intersex bodies are a feminist issue — like child birth and raising a family, it's one of the things society imposed on women as a measure of self-worth."I used to stick tampons in me. "Just to have a string hanging so that my boyfriend and I would not have sex for a week. They were also forced to cope with the idea on their own that they won't be able to have kids.spoke with five intersex people about sex, puberty, relationships, and what it's like to grow up with a body that doesn't fit the medical norm. Myself, I look completely female, but happen to have XY chromosomes.I don't have an official diagnosis, and often with intersex condition, that's the case.I'm an intersex woman without fully functioning gonads, or sex glands.While most females commonly possess two X chromosomes, my sex chromosomes are XY.So I play the role of male, knowing that I am biologically neither male nor female. After more physical exams and lab work, he charted Swyer Syndrome as the official diagnosis. Because my mom didn't start her period until she was 17, and because I was very active in school sports, they always told us that I was just a late bloomer, and not to worry about it.