intersex athletes


My Wash Post essay on the Caster Semenya ruling

By Hida / May 11, 2019 /

My latest, “Stop trying to make Caster Semenya fit a narrow idea of womanhood. It’s unscientific and unethical,” in The Washington Post, explores the May 1, 2019 ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case of black South African track star Caster Semenya. I discuss twelve different reasons why the ruling–which…

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Quoted in California mag on Intersex Women in Sports

By Hida / August 15, 2016 /

  Proud to be quoted in my alma mater’s mag, California, on discrimination against intersex women athletes — especially since it’s been pissing me off to no end with the Olympics going on and so many people complaining about Caster!

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Quoted in the LA Times about the Olympics’ unsound policies for intersex women:

By Hida / August 1, 2012 /

  Is sex testing in the Olympics a fool’s errand? I’m quoted in the Los Angeles Times in an article by Jon Bardin about the Olympics’ unsound policies for intersex women. “According to Hida Viloria, director of the Organisation Intersex International, such therapies amount to ‘an athlete doing an experiment on themselves,’ and she likens…

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