He or She?

Posted in fun by vzsolt on April 7, 2010
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Reggie Ramirez, 34, a singer from Davao City, Philippines, has become a Susan Boyle-like Internet sensation after performing a startling duet of “Endless Love” on the show “Pilipinas Got Talent.”  Ramirez’s looks — and vocal range — are startling enough that folks who see the video are wondering if the singer really does possess equal parts of both genders.

Dr. William Turner, an expert on gender dynamics and author of the 2000 book “A Genealogy of Queer Theory” (Temple University Press), says it’s possible that Ramirez is intersexed, a condition that occurs when a person is born with atypical genitals that can be mistaken for either male or female.

One in 2,000 babies is born with this condition, and, in some cases U.S. doctors perform sex changes on them to make them look normal. However, with certain groups of people who have a particular gene, you can’t tell their gender until puberty.


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