This op-ed originally appeared on the Huffington Post. When the child identified in court papers only as “M.C.” was 16 months old and a ward of the state, doctors and health officials in South Carolina decided that he would become a girl. Born intersex (a term that encompasses individuals with some variation of both male […]
About Thomas Francis
Thomas Francis is a freelance reporter who has published articles with MSNBC.com, Salon, and several Village Voice Media publications. For the last 13 years, he has been researching a nonfiction book about a journalist who lives near the poverty line but still manages to be a total snob.