Friday, October 06, 2006

The DSD Chronicles

Visit OII's website which has pages devoted to the DSD controversy, Alice Dreger and J Michael Bailey

The intersex community has been severely DUPED and manipulated. The reason there was practically NO intersex participation in this DSD scandal that has been ongoing for quite a while now was because they most likely did not want any participation from people who might figure out what was going on and who was involved.

1) J Michael Bailey is a central figure in the Network on Psychosexual Differentiation at Penn State which resurrected the Disorder terminology in a psychosexual context. He spoke on different occasions at their meetings specifically on intersex and helped formulate their mission which includes the following:

“Develop or refine animal paradigms that model and help to explain the genetic, neuroendocrine, and social processes underlying both normal sex-typed behaviors and pathological behaviors observed in individuals with intersex conditions or gender-atypical behavior.”

2) Dreger and Chase then went about popularizing this terminology of disorders to the medical community outside the "psychology" and "psychiatric" community. We were told that medical doctors preferred the term "disorder". Well, they "prefer" it because that is what Dreger and Chase actually sold to them by publishing articles specifically on the reasons medical doctors should change to the term "disorder" as the preferred terminology long before most of us got wind of what they were doing.

3) Then Network members at Penn State and Northwestern "researchers" where Dreger and Bailey are located get all this funding that conflates the two issues - disorders of sex and disorders of psychosexual development.

4) Bailey is in BOTH groups and a CLOSE associate of Dreger and someone she has been defending.

DSD: The Scandal Exposed

1: The Consortium

DSD Consortium: Homophobia and transphobia exposed

2: Cheryl Chase and ISNA

Cheryl Chase and Disorders of Sex Development (DSD)

3: Alice Dreger

Alice Dreger: Disorders of Sex Development


Response from Michelle O'Brien to Dreger's e-mail sent to a few intersex activists

The Rhetorical castration of the Intersex community

4: Intersex activists start to revolt

IAIA’s home page

DSD - Is there really a consensus?

Three intersex activists defend children against pejorative terminology

5: About the Guidelines and the Handbook for Parents

Handbook for Parents is transphobic and homophobic

6: DSD: Commentary

Medical Fraud and Quckery

New Guidelines for Sex Development Disorders - Parody

7: DSD - Silencing Intersex Voices – International support letters:

Alice Dreger: DSD - Silencing intersex voices - United Kingdom

Alice Dreger: DSD - Silencing intersex voices - Canada

Alice Dreger: DSD - Silencing intersex voices - France/Belgium and Luxemburg

Alice Dreger: DSD - Silencing intersex voices - Switzerland

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