HPE Intra-acts in a socially just world: intersectionality and people with (inter)sexed bodies encountering health, movement and education

Year: 2019

Author: Zavros-Orr, Agli, ., lisahunter, Brömdal, Annette, Hand, Kristine, Low, Peter, Hart, Bonnie

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

With the intra-action of materio-discursive practices captured in policy and social issues we have opportunities to investigate how fields such as HPE might engage particularly with a ‘social justice’ aspiration. Practice-response documents such as the recent Victorian Government’s ‘Health and wellbeing of people with intersex variations’, the Darlington Statement (2017) and the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ‘Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport’ (Guidelines) (2019) in a context where societal issues generated through bodies such as Caster Semenya and the Vatican’s ‘Male and Female He Created Them’ guidelines for teachers literally or potentially instruct how teachers employ HPE, and curriculum guidelines such as AC:HPE with students. Using Karen Barad’s notion of intra-action, this roundtable brings together four stimulus presentations from several perspectives that speak to HPE’s engagement with people with intersex variation in the current climate. Together and with other invited participants we will then explore a series of questions in terms of implications for those engaging with HPE be they principals, teachers, students, parents, teacher educators and/or policy-makers in health, education and sport. We might ask:

* What can HPE do for learners, teachers or parents with intersex variations and other related parties?
* What is HPE’s competency in facilitating learning for people with intersex variation and enhancing the lives of all?
* What is HPE’s competency in facilitating learning about ‘intersex’ for all learners, and in creating a learning environment for people with intersex variations through the AC:HPE
* What opportunities are there for classroom generalists and HPE specialists in engaging with ‘intersex’ information?
* What are the opportunities for schools and for wider community and Australian society (sport, health, etc)?
* How are teachers, schools and parents facilitating effective learning for young people with intersex variations?

What are important questions to ask next?

Stimulus Presentations (4x15 mins each)

1. Inclusive Education: Responding to Intersex Young People’s Human Rights in Educational settings. Agli Zavros-Orr
2. ‘He created Male and Female then read the Darlington Statement’: emerging HPE teachers intra-acting with ‘religion’, intersectionality and resources in sex, gender and sexuality-lisahunter
3. Intersex Bodies in Sex Education. Annette Brömdal
4. Parent of student with intersex variation
5. Intersex?...pay attention. Mandy Henningham