Tuesday , 23 May 2017

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What’s a nice girl like you doing with so much testosterone?

Caster Semenya by Citizen59

I was never sporty at school. I could run. I could always run. I did captain my “house” track and field team one year, and ran two legs of a 4X100 relay barefoot. I even played Rugby for a while; Rugby Union, that is, not the sad, ersatz variety commonly played by our southern neighbours. I expect that the decision ...

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Sporting bodies: accounting for the intersex

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The announcement last week that an Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand, has been forbidden from competing in Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games because she has high testosterone levels has highlighted a problem that sport can’t see to shake. Although our whole society is built around a binary division of sexes, it’s in sport that it really comes to the fore – and so ...

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