Man or not?

21 08 2009

The voice is mad deep still …

The South African meter runner Caster Semenya has been dusting the bricks off of runners around the world.  Leading officials to wonder if the she is really a he.

The 800 meter runner who just won her first world title is now being questioned on her gender after shattering world records and exposing her muscular body and deep voice:

About three weeks ago, the IAAF asked the South African athletics federation to conduct the gender test after Semenya burst onto the scene by posting a world leading time of 1 minute, 56.72 seconds at the African junior championships in Bambous, Maruitius.

The test, which takes weeks to complete, requires a physical medical evaluation, and includes reports from a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, an internal medicine specialist and an expert on gender.

The family of the African teenager stand by her stating she is 100% female:

“She is my little girl. … I raised her and I have never doubted her gender. She is a woman and I can repeat that a million times.” says her father.

Semenya’s paternal grandmother, Maputhi Sekgala, said the controversy “doesn’t bother me that much because I know she’s a woman.”

“What can I do when they call her a man, when she’s really not a man? It is God who made her look that way,” Sekgala told the South African daily The Times.

What u lot sayin?!?!




One response

21 08 2009

I agree with what a lot of people are sayin, and that’s that when other athlets are tested for drugs because they do suspiciously well then the media doesn’t get to know until after the A and B test, here they haven’t even done a test yet and the media got involved.
Man or not, it’s just not right, it’s the most intimate thing there is, our gender, if someone would ask us to prove we’re female or male in front of millions of people we’d die of shame. And she’s only 18, so young, that makes it worse.

Poor girl. She should sue, whatever the outcome.

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