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Caster Semenya

Monday, January 16th, 2012

You remember Caster Semenya

There was a big birthday party a week or so ago, in South Africa. No, not that one, not the ANC centenary, although, amazingly, people are still debating that blowout a whole week later, including how some of the VIPs got to experience what ordinary people endure everyday. This was a party of now, of

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Caster Semenya’s Private Parts

Reports are emerging about the extent of world-beating 800 meter track and field athlete, Caster Semenya, and of the collusion of South Africa’s track and field officials (who pretended they were on her side) with the world...

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

CASTER SEMENYA AND THE IDEA OF “NORMAL” BOYS AND GIRLS

With the media spectacle around world beating athlete Caster Semenya gaining fever pitch, South African newspaper “The Cape Times” sacrificed one of its reporters working tirelessly on inequality in South Africa, to find out how common “intersexuality”...

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

THE “MAKEOVER” OF CASTER SEMENYA

Friday, August 28th, 2009

“IF CASTER [SEMENYA] IS A BOY, I’M A BOY”

My friend Herman Wasserman and I wrote an op-ed for The Observers, the website of the French TV station, France24, on the manufactured controversy around Caster Semenya, the new 800 m woman’s track and field world champion: