Hurdling Over Sex?: Sports, Science, and Diversity
Free and open to the public
Should athletic competitions at the local, national, and international levels continue to organize separate events for men and women? What are the biological and cultural reasons for this sexual separation? What other possibilities for organizing athletic competitions are both possible and desirable? This symposium will address these questions by bringing together perspectives offered by athletes and scholars of sports, gender, and biomedicine. It will consider past and recent controversies about “gender verification” testing and the International Olympic Committee’s adoption of new regulations for female athletes with hyperandrogenism in 2011. Also, it aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to discuss the relationship between sports, science, and sex and to innovate productive ideas for how sporting institutions might implement policies that can maximize fairness and respect for human diversity.
Friday, May 10, 2013