Discuss how the International Olympic Committee should address athletes who identify as intersex or transgender
The purpose of this paper is to explore current issues in today’s society that relate to this week’s content. Discuss the topic in terms of today’s culture. Write 1 page and cite your sources.
Please refer back to the Statement on Ethnocentrism, and keep it in mind as you write your paper. Ethnocentrism is the act of judging another culture using one’s own cultural standards, often viewing one’s own culture as correct or superior. When we are unfamiliar with the way other people live or do things, we might think that their ways are strange, shocking, or incorrect. Anthropologists often study unfamiliar aspects of culture, but it is important to remember that what is unfamiliar to us is normal to someone else. One goal of anthropology is to see value in cultural diversity. Keep this in mind as you complete assignments that ask you to respond to unfamiliar cultures. It is ok to see something as different; however, avoid making value statements or judgments. Practice adopting an emic perspective as you move through the course.
Discuss how the International Olympic Committee should address athletes who identify as intersex or transgender using specific examples.