Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Caster Semenya - The Male - Female controversy...

South African runner Caster Semenya, 18, won the 800 meters at the world championships with a stunningly dominating run. By now, Caster Semenya, has been reported as a potential disqualification on the grounds that the IAAF had conducted tests on her to establish her sex, and that she might be male.

The problem is that Caster Semenya looks like a man and she can be a hermaphrodite. And this means she is not "entirely female". And her "not entirely female" status means that she may not compete against another female athletes. Her family is outraged at suggestions that Semenya, who has a muscular build and a deep voice, isn't a woman. What do you think, when you see these photos? Does she look more like a man or a woman?

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