Friday, September 11, 2009


The South African female athlete at the centre of a dispute over her (or his) gender reportedly has both male and female organs, it was claimed yesterday. Caster Semenya (pictured above), the 18-year-old South African women’s world champion, is a hermaphrodite, according to an Australian newspaper. It said the world governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, is expected to disqualify Semenya from future events and advise he(r) to have an operation because the condition carries grave health risks. So (s)he has male traits ? Judging by the above photo, what a surprise. It’s a farce (s)he was ever allowed to compete in a woman’s event in the first place. You can’t help feeling that if (s)he had been white or not South African, (s)he wouldn’t even have got to the starting block.