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Caster Semenya: Official mismanagement and media confusion

…Reddy. “Our doctor has since examined her and referred her for an MRI scan. This scan confirmed that she most certainly has a back problem.” Claimed the first article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/sep/28/castersemenya-commonwealth-games and: Caster Semenya will be fit for next month’s Commonwealth Games in India despite reports speculating that she could withdraw due to injury. The world 800m champion has shown good…

Opinion by Jo Proctor: Caster Semenya, post-mortem of a debacle

Opinion by Jo Proctor: Caster Semenya, post-mortem of a debacle

…rom The Daily Telegraph. It was the Herald’s cruder reportage that would set the global trend when its sports section ran the headline, Secret of Semenya’s sex stripped bare! “The world champion 800m runner Caster Semenya has been revealed to have male and female sexual organs…. Medical reports indicate she has no ovaries, but rather has internal male testes, which are producing large amounts of testosterone,”…

Opinion by Gina Wilson: Ms Semenya, I Never Knew You

…ers of relativity. Relativity, an interesting concept when intersex versus normal is considered. Ms Semenya, I never knew you and I have little doubt that neither does nearly every person who has speculated on your life. The Caster Semenya that lives in the brains of most is the invention of the individual doing the speculating and if that Caster Semenya is a monster and a freak then that monster resides entirely inside of that speculating…

Judith Butler in London Review Blog, “Wise Distinctions”, on Caster Semenya

Judith Butler in London Review Blog, “Wise Distinctions”, on Caster Semenya

…belong. Editorial comment by Gina Wilson A supportive and somewhat useful article. It contains a little academic arrogance on gender – but the issue was sex embodiment and not gender. There has never been any doubt Ms Semenya’s gender was ‘woman’. The question of what sex Ms Semenya really is has in no way been separated from her qualification for further competition – indeed it remains fundamental to it. The IAAF has…

The Guardian: “Caster Semenya returns to the track in triumph after year in limbo”

The Guardian: “Caster Semenya returns to the track in triumph after year in limbo”

…he women’s 800m at the World Championships in Berlin before her career was thrown into limbo when questions were asked about her sex, last night made a triumphant return to the track after an enforced 11-month absence. Caster Semenya made her long-awaited return at a small athletics meeting in Lappeenranta, Finland in what was supposed to be a low-key event. But as the she walked to the track in front of the media, the South African knew…

Cary Costello: “Caster Semenya – An Intersex Perspective”

Cary Costello: “Caster Semenya – An Intersex Perspective”

…told, we are still subject to being outed, discredited, mocked, and returned unceremoniously to the status of intersex oddity, as Caster’s life illustrates–accused of breaking the rules. What Caster’s situation illustrates, from an intersex perspective, is that we exist. Dyadic sex is a myth–sex is a spectrum. … More information Caster Semenya – An Intersex Perspective…