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Intersex as a Replacement for Lesbianism

I do not think that intersex is a replacement for lesbianism in Middlesex or in general because I believe that they are two separate ideas. Intersex is a term used to describe a person who has secondary sex characteristics of both a male and a female. Whereas, lesbianism, to my knowledge, is the practice of women who love women. I once was told that there is a difference between being gay and being lesbian; however, I am unsure as to the difference. Nevertheless, intersex is "sex" and lesbianism is a sexual preference. Therefore, how can one replace the other in any way? If society were to choose to "accept" intersex, lesbianism just wouldn't go away. Intersex and lesbianism are both complex forms of identity.

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