Podcast on The Society Pages

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of sitting down and speaking with Kyle Green at The Society Pages about gender verification practices in sport (sometimes referred to as “sex testing”) and the ideologies that inform contemporary notions of fair play more generally. The podcast highlights our discussion of the shifting models of gender verification used by the International Olympic Committee, efforts to enforce the male-female binary, and assumptions about fair play and the natural body. I explore many of these points in my article, “The ‘Science’ of Fair Play in Sport: Gender and the Politics of Testing”, which is in the current issue of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

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Part of The Society Pages’ Office Hours feature, the podcast is available at: http://thesocietypages.org/officehours/2014/03/23/kathryn-henne-on-sport-sex-testing-and-fairplay/