Express and Echo comment piece on intersex and Christianity

I have a short comment piece about intersex, Christianity and the case of Caster Semenya in this Saturday's Express and Echo, the local daily newspaper for Exeter and East Devon. You can read it online here. They describe me as a theologist... I guess they haven't heard of "theologians".

I notice that one commenter has taken issue with the 1 in 2,500 estimate as a prevalence for intersex. Certainly the figure is hotly debated, especially given that there's no consensus on what should actually be counted as an intersex condition/DSD. Anne Fausto-Sterling, like my Australian commenter, believes the figure is much higher. However, it's important to note that intersex is not somehow "more important" the more prevalent it is; its significance even as a minority state of affairs goes far beyond the number of people directly concerned, since intersex forces each and every one of us to re-examine the notions of sex, gender, embodiment, and - as Alice Dreger says - what makes us assume that it's only intersexed bodies that are "questionable".