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Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Hil Malatino is an Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, core faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University, and an intersex person. They have spent their career dismantling the idea that biological sex is binary. In this episode, they explore the trauma and dehumanization that stems from our collective cultural insistence that it is - and what we can do to change that.

You can find Dr. Malatino's book, "Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience" here:

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