'Control Freaks' brings together information from
Western science and Christianity in an attempt to explore the ideas
that underlie current approaches to intersexuality in Western culture.
It asks questions about the nature/culture divide, as doctors police
nature, stepping in to fix 'God's mistakes'. In our society genetic
males with small penises are occasionally surgically reconstructed
into 'females' - For whom? For what ideas? In my assessment white
coats and rhetoric lend authority to proceedures which are born
of ignorance and fear, and uphold patriarchy and heteronormativity.
First, Do No Harm
Special Thanks to Peter Lütje
and Meike Behm