The kindest cut of all?

The kindest cut of all?

03 Feb 2011

What does it mean to be a Modern Day Eunuch? Is it an increasing phenomenon and why do some men do it?

Doctor and patientProfessor Richard Wassersug will be delivering an hour-long discussion on Modern Day Eunuchs on Wednesday 9 February at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

He will look at what motivates some men to be castrated voluntarily but do not wish to be female and discuss how and where they get castrated, and the consequences of their castration on personality and social relations.

Prof. Richard Wassersug received his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago in 1973 and has spent most of his career studying the biology of amphibians and reptiles. 

However he now spends most of his time researching human sexuality and gender theory.  This year he is dividing his time between ARCSHS, Dalhousie University in Canada, and Boston University in the USA where he currently holds a Visiting Scholar post in their program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The seminar is free.

Date:        Wednesday 9 February 2011.

Time:        12.00 pm to 1.00 pm.

Where:    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society La Trobe University, 215 Franklin, Melbourne.

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