We have loyal allies in the human rights movement, in the campaign for the rights of LGBTQI people, in the academia, in the media, among our friends and relatives. They help us with our resistance and struggle for recognition of our bodily autonomy and integrity, for recognising our intersex identity, for understanding our appearance, for our right to be intersex.
We, Intersex people, are in solidarity with our allies in respect of our universal human rights and freedoms, in respect for our human dignity, in destroying silent violence. Aleksander Berezkin , Intersex activist, political immigrant arsintersex. Disclaimer : These articles are meant to offer a place for views, ideas and debate. The views expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the policy of ILGA, or the views of its board members or staff.
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It does through such ways as Conducting unnecessary surgical operations, silencing the consequences. After such surgeries have harmful consequences on intersex persons, such as body trauma, infertility, pain, loss of sexual sensitivity, psychological suffering, depression. Doctors, social specialists, parents hide information about intersex issues from intersex people.
Intersex characteristics are stigmatized and described through such concepts as abnormality, pathology, anomaly, mutation, unhealthy, unnatural. Intersex people are discriminated on the grounds of their sex characteristics and they are alienated from access to health care, education, public services, employment, and sport.
Intersex athletes face disqualification only because they have intersex characteristics. Intersex people face sexual, physical and psychological abuse, and even physical destruction Intersex people are discriminated if they want to change their gender markers in different official documents.
Subscribe to our newsletters. I walked away giving no explanation but with a notice. Dear John, Thanks for this article. However, it has got me thinking: Perhaps this has got something to do with the fact that I grew up in a different environment, where most people around me tend to avoid conflicts through silence.
Thanks for a very thoughtful article on a very real issue. I recently experienced this exact situation when, after eight months of a seemingly great relationship, my girlfriend decided to withdraw and became silent. My pleas to explain why, and respect the relationship by talking about it, went largely unanswered. The pain of not knowing why, or not discussing the cause, is very difficult to process because of the emotional void that is created.
If only those causing the pain by being silent would be the ones to read this article…. Right on!!dauterroughco.tk
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And I felt that I was the only one who wanted it to work when he would disappear or give this silent treatment, thank you for making my feelings feel validated. However, when you go silent because the other person is abusive, manipulative and hurtful and there is no reasoning, it is a healthy silent. I did it once to someone who was hurtful and every contact he did had to come with an insult and humiliation.
Then if I responded or call out his behavior, he will start an argument — It felt draining. One day, I just stopped answering his calls, texts, etc. I had to rip myself away from family because they are abusive. It was liberating because having to defend myself was exhausting. Sometimes there is no reasoning with someone, or the situation may be so toxic words only exacerbate the situation.
Yes, some silences are healthy and the most effective means of removing a destructive person from your life. John, thank you for a thought-full article. I agree that relationships of value are worth struggling for, and that ceasing communication is very often the same thing as ceasing relationship.
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Your article makes me wonder about the motivations of The Silent. Some probably mean to inflict injury and invisibility. I wonder, though, if others are maintaining quiet because they are afraid of the endless fallout—verbal abuse, criticisms, emotional pain, confusion—that came before The Silence. It gave me a lot of insight.
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He had always said I just needed space. Regardless, I would never ever do that to someone since I know what pain if brings. Silence is not violence unless it was caused by a broken jaw. Violence is violence.
Everything from a dirty look to having to read Ovid in a classroom is being called violence today. First Name Last Name. Friend's Email Address. Your Name. Your Email Address. Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free. Silence adds something far worse than insult to injury, it adds invisibility. He enjoys songwriting, exercising, cooking, hiking, and eating emotionally. Please Login to comment. Daniel Ray. Silence can preserve the soul in a withering storm. For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Oxford University Press or Christopher F.
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