Friday 9 July 2021

Breaking gender barriers - The Eastern Eye: Column by Dr.Utpal K Banerjee


Chitrangada: The story of a Hermaphrodite, presented by 'Santoshpur Anuchintan' took the bull by the horns and considered the whole question of human sexuality in a highly imaginative format of dance choreography, mimetic action, music and painting. Conceived and directed by the avant-garde young director Gaurav Das, the performance was accepted in the 'Learn Togetherness: Beyond Binaries' Art Festival, organized jointly by Kolkata Centre for Creativity, British Council India and the gender related NGO 'Sappho for Equality', for streaming from June 21 to 27 on the KCC YouTube channel.

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  1. This is indeed a wonderfully written and articulated article however there is a little concern on the word Hermaphrodite. As per my knowledge, This is an old and derogatory word used for intersex and non binary people. Majorly a bio/medical word used for insects and animal who have more than two genders but doest apply for humans. This word is used as a cuss / slur word for intersex/trans/enby identities and usually triggers a lot of trans disporia in people.

    Here are some references to the above point which I found on internet.

    Is there any way we can replace this word with the word "Intersex" ?