Ryan Bioethicist in Residence
Name: Ryan Bioethicist in Residence
Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MDT
Who Should Count as a Woman on the Playing Field? The Question of Intersex and Trans in Sports Many sports have historically been divided by gender (man/woman), although we’ve generally pretended the division is by sex (male/female). The more that we learn about gender and sex, the more we know the drawing sex and gender divisions is not so easy. So, what should happen in sports? This lecture explores this question, taking into account developmental biology, the nature of sport (including the value of fairness), and social justice concerns. The speaker, Alice Dreger, Ph.D., who has consulted on this question with the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission, will parse out the issues and offer a few possible solutions.