Delights/Three of Me


Skärmavbild 2014-10-31 kl. 19.34.35

Gelatin, plaster. (2010)

“…Doctors have a list of “standards” according to which they determine the “normality” of a newborn’s genitalia, which includes two functional assessments of the adequacy of phallus size. One criteria is that the doctors believe young boys should be able to pee standing up and thus to ‘feel normal’ during little-boy peeing contests; adult men, meanwhile, need a penis big enough for vaginal penetration during sexual intercourse.​ For new-born girls, clitoral length at birth typically ranges from 0.2 to 0.85 centimeters. Clearly the most important factors in the sex assignment of intersexed children are achieving a “normal” appearance of the genitalia in the assigned sex, and sexual function. If a male’s phallus is deemed unlikely to be able to “perform” adequately, then re-assignment as a female may become the preferred medical choice… I’s easier to dig a hole than to build a pole…”