Posts Tagged ‘caster semenya

11
Sep
09

How do you decide someone’s gender ?

“Caster is a woman, she remains our heroine. We must protect her.” – SA Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile.

semenyaTests on 800 metre world champion Caster Semenya are likely to show that she has an “inter gender” condition. 

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph say Ms Semenya is a hermaphrodite. (definition here ) Continue reading ‘How do you decide someone’s gender ?’

20
Aug
09

Should athletes be excluded for having a natural advantage?

semenyaShe’s very, very fast. And she’s very, very fit. But is ‘she’ really a she? And do we have the right to demand an answer to that question?

18 year old Caster Semenya has gone from relative anonymity to being discussed around the world after some lightning fast performances on the track in recent times, and winning the 800m in one minute and 55.45 seconds at the World Championships in Berlin yesterday.

But questions are now being asked about the new world champ – very personal questions that go right to the heart of just who Semenya is. Continue reading ‘Should athletes be excluded for having a natural advantage?’




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