Intersex and/as/is/with disability. The connections between intersex and disability deserve nuanced attention if we are to strengthen intersex human rights claims and understand the experiences of intersex people living with the disabling consequences of medical intervention. Cripping Intersex explores three key themes: the medical management of people with intersex characteristics; the mainstream fascination with sport sex-testing policies; and the eugenic implications of preimplantation genetic diagnosis. This necessary work offers radical new understandings of intersex-with-disability by investigating how intersex and interphobia intersect with disability and ableism, and pushes analyses of intersex experience further than feminist or queer theory can do alone.
About the author
Celeste E. Orr is a research associate at the University of Ottawa. Their research has been featured in Feminist Theory; From Band-Aids to Scalpels: Motherhood Experiences in/of Medicine; Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal; Mothering, Mothers, and Sport: Experiences, Representations, Resistances; and Connecting, Rethinking and Embracing Difference. Orr was a finalist for the Pierre Laberge Prize for Achievement in the Humanities.