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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

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

“THERE ARE MORE [PEOPLE] WHO ARE INTERSEX THAN THERE ARE BOTSWANANS”

John Lancaster in “The London Review of Books” (a publication that is decent, except for publishing the rants of the South African neoconservative, R W Johnson) on the prejudices exposed by reactions to Caster Semenya.

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...

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: