Last week on Grey's Anatomy one of the main focuses was on a 13 year old male patient. The patient just finished going through puberty and during that time he ended up developing breasts. In the episode the mother states that the father has had the same issue his entire life. The boy wants to breasts removed but the mother is against it. Here is the link in the .
Here are the times the story is aired.. the rest of the episode is not relevant to Fausto Sterling's article "The Five Sexes, Revisted."
3:00-3:45, 23:03-23:55, 34:33-35:06.
I thought this story was really interesting and fit perfectly with Fausto-Sterling's article. This reminds me of what we were talking about in class on Monday where Professor Garvey said that there are basically an infinite number of combinations of what a person could be. This young boy had every aspect a "normal" boy should have but the only thing that was different was that he had breasts. This proves Fausto-Sterling's theory of all the "sexual varieties" in the world (281).
This story also touches on the social injustice that people face for not fitting into the "norm". What people don't realize is that being a little more masculine when you're a girl or vice versa is perfectly normal. However; pop culture always puts such an emphasis between the two and their differences. This leaves no space for the rest of the people that don't exactly fit into the categories of man or woman.