4.2 The missing event
Producing a timeline about people with intersex conditions is in some ways easier and in some ways more difficult than it is to produce comparable timelines for trans people and for homosexuals. It is easier because there are fewer problems in relation to deciding what to leave out; it is more difficult because there are challenges in finding material to include – especially when trying to focus on material relevant to the UK. However, as you worked your way through the timeline there may have been events which you expected to see included, but which had not been.
Activity 12: The missing event 3
For Activities 7 and 9 you were asked to choose one date/event which you consider should have been included in the timeline relevant to each.
You should now have worked your way through the timeline on events linked to people with intersex conditions. You may have thought of events which should have been included in this timeline. Of the three timelines, it is arguably the timeline which is most in need of having additional events incorporated. As with the previous two timelines, the event could be a legal event or a social/cultural event.
Identify an event that you think should have been included relating to this timeline, think about how you would explain it to a friend, who may not be familiar with the event, and why you think it is significant.