July 29, 2012
Teacher Tip: “hermaphrodite” is an out of date term that is offensive to intersex individuals. Realize that you could very well have intersex youth in your classes and, even if you don’t, these marginalizing and negative words imprint on people. Learn a thing or two about intersex people and make a sincere effort to use respectful terminology and tell people to do the same.

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    As someone who often identifies as intersex, I’ve found teachers to be very unaware that there is a possibility that...
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    preach. whenever I try to tell someone that term is out of date and explain that intersex is the correct term, they just...
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    —wait, why is this a “teacher tip.” I can hardly imagine teachers using this word outside of a scientific setting (in...
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    Signal boost!
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    amen.
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