Monday, September 21, 2009

Phillips is "Breaking Down the Myth of Two Sexes"

Following is a link to one of the better articles on AIS and intersex that I've seen. From the Vancouver Sun. (Thanks, Canada! And THANK YOU to Nicky Phillips for being open about her condition and wanting to dispel the myths and stigma against it.)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What are you looking for?

I've had a sudden surge in traffic to my blog in the past few weeks, and was wondering why, so I checked out the web statistics and traffic sources to see what the top search words are that are leading people to this site.

The top searches leading you here?

Variations on "AIS women" or "AIS woman" (no surprise there). And then some other variations which I found telling... you type in words like "AIS women tall", "super models", "hot", "Elizabeth I", and most recently, "Caster Semenya". I guess none of these are surprising, but I thought it was interesting to see that people seem to be trying to confirm or negate what they've heard about women with AIS - that they are tall, or particularly attractive, or perhaps great athletes. People wonder whether Queen Elizabeth I or Joan of Arc really had the condition. They wonder if this is what Caster has, etc.

What is it that you are looking for? What would you like to know about AIS or women with AIS? I can't speak for all of us of course, but can tell you what my experience has been, and what I've learned from other women I've met. Feel free to post your questions.