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assignment 2 - SWMS 210 Halberstam Spring 2009 In today's...

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SWMS 210 Halberstam Spring 2009 In today’s society men and women are depicted in very specific ways in all forms of media. Whether it is on television, film, or in print the men and women that are seen are adapted from culture and what most people want to see. Due to our culture’s heavy reliance on the media and things we see everyday, intersex is viewed as abnormal and because of this we turn a blind eye. Suzanne Kessler reminds us that this is not how society should work. When an intersex child is born, the doctors focus on knives rather than focusing on words. They take the physical aspect of the child into consideration rather than future social implications and it is because of this that progress is never made, which ultimately paves the path for intersex to be seen as an abnormality forever. In Lessons from the Intersexed , Suzanne J. Kessler writes about today’s society and how our perception of how males and females look is so narrow that it is almost impossible to function in a modern world without being one gender or the other. The roles that males and females play in society are laid out in such a fashion that it is
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