Is Caster Semenya Male or Female or BOTH???
Caster Semenya is an 18-year-old South African athlete who won the women’s 800 meter race at the 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships last August 16, 2009 in Berlin. Not only did she win the said race, she also clocked the fastest winning time — 1:55.46 — at the world championships since 1993.
But apparently, the IAAF officials think that only a man could run that fast…so they told Semenya to undergo a gender test. Typically, this involves evaluations done by gynecologists, endocrinologists, psychologists and internal medicine specialists. Seeing that she does indeed have a vagina is one thing — but confirming that she was not previously a man who had his penis surgically removed and replaced with a vagina is another. Sexual organs can be easily modified these days, you know. So the IAAF has to be extra careful not to jump into any conclusions, hence, the meticulous procedures.
Her deep voice, muscular build, manly face and underarm hair (tsk…tsk…tsk…) don’t help her either. Because if one is going to take her at face-value, nothing screams “MASCULINE” more than Semenya’s looks do. C’mon, admit it! Some men have softer features than this girl. Heck, Omarion looks more woman-ish than her!
Molatelo Malehopo, general manager of Athletics South Africa, told UK’s Daily Mail:
“She is a female. We are completely sure about that and we wouldn’t have entered her into the female competition if we had any doubts.
We have not been absent-minded, we are very sure of her gender. We are aware of the claims that have been made but our aim at the moment is to prepare Caster for the race this evening.”
This race is bullshit! Look at these quote-WOMEN-unquote…most of them have questionable genders to begin with!
I wonder if Semenya would end up like our very own Nancy Navalta. Remember her?
Nancy kind of looks like a cross between a Neanderthal man and Aling Dionisia, don’t you think?
Whatever happened to her? Last I heard, she was marked as “and/or“. Male and/or Female. hahahahah