Monday, July 13, 2009
The Hermaphrodite Rhodri Davies or Miranda...
I've stumbled upon an interesting article on a hermaphrodite name Miranda Ponsonby. For some strange reason, this article attempts to clarify that "Miranda" wasn't born as a hermaphrodite. However, the ways in which s/he grew up clearly identifies with the lifestyles of a person who claims that they were born "in the wrong body" and or birthed with "ambiguous genitalia".
Here's the story:
For Miranda was born a boy. For more than half a century he played the roles expected of him by his social peers: public school boy, sportsman, soldier and farmer. Then he underwent a mid-life crisis the like of which the shire hunting set had never seen.
Miranda says that she was “never in doubt” that she was a girl. She says that her sex was in doubt at birth, but has no evidence for this beyond vague memories of men in white coats and of sitting in baths of pink liquid which she believes followed “adjustment to my genitialia”. Much later a doctor confirmed, however, that she had not been a hermaphrodite, but was born a boy who grew up imagining himself to be a girl.
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