Cartoon: Leave Caster Semenya Alone!
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Seriously, screw gender testing, and screw those IAAF jerks telling this world champion runner she's not a real woman. The only reason she was tested was because she didn't match some visual standard of European femininity. I'm not sure how much to trust the media on any of this, but I read reports today that she is "shattered" by the humiliation of the gender testing and possibly on suicide watch.
More reading and background on this:
- "An Intersex Perspective on Caster Semenya"
- Feministe: "Caster Semenya Case Opening Old Wounds"
- Feministe: Essentialism, gender and Caster Semenya
- The Root: "Caster Semenya's Race and Sex Struggle
- Feministing: South African Runner's Makeover
(Thanks to the Transadvocate feed for many of these links).