Friday, March 06, 2015

Today on The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - According to the Intersex Society of North America, the term “Intersex” is generally used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside. Or a person may be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types—for example, a girl may be born with a noticeably large clitoris, or lacking a vaginal opening, or a boy may be born with a notably small penis, or with a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia. Or a person may be born with mosaic genetics, so that some of their cells have XX chromosomes and some of them have XY.  Joining us today to discuss what’s it like and what it means to be intersex is Jim Costich, a former lab technologist and one of the intersex people featured in the documentary film Intersexion.  You can also follow Jim on twitter.

4:35pm ET - Throughout its long history the Catholic Church has been involved in a number of scandals, often involving money, which can be attributed to the fact that Vatican City, is a sovereign state which controls its own finances through its completely independent financial institution the Vatican Bank. In his new book God's Bankers: A history of Money and Power at the Vatican, Gerald Posner explores 200 years’ worth of history to expose the dark side of the Vatican Bank, with its roots dating back to the mid-19th century. He joins us today to discuss the book, and talk about how deeply corrupted this institution became.  You can also follow Gerald on twitter.

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