Tag Archives: germany

Germany recognizes a third gender for intersex children

  As Germany becomes the first European country to recognize intersex indivuduals, many activists complain that the law does not go far enough and that does not address the real problems that the intersex community faces.  Read my piece at WTC: Germany recognizes a third gender for intersex children.    

September 27

In The Garden on Beasts, Erik Larson

**1/2 In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin Author: Erik Larson First Edition: Crown, 2011 Original language: English Awards: Short list, 2011 Independent Literature Awards, Non- Fiction Summary: From Barnes & Noble: “Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new […]

August 19

Baby Hatches Raise Controversy in Germany

From my column in The Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 – The ongoing debate over baby hatches in Germany has heated up again.  Baby hatches, known as babyklappe, are essentially boxes where unwanted babies can be left anonymously.  The hatches are temperature-controlled and have weight sensors that immediately alert staff that a baby has been surrendered. […]