Latest on intersexed South African runner, Caster Semenya

This case has always peaked my curiosity because of the implications of an intersexed person and how society treats them once it is discovered they have both male and female genitalia. It’s kind of hard for the right wingers to sputter, “but… but… but… God made Adam and Eve!” When you have a case like Caster Semenya.

The International Olympic Committee will convene a special conference of medical experts to draw up guidelines for dealing with “ambiguous” gender cases in the wake of South African runner Caster Semenya’s sex-test controversy.

IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his panel will organize a symposium in Florida in January to look at gender issues and advise sports bodies how to respond.

“Sometimes you come across cases that are uncertain and ambiguous, and it changes from being a sports matter to a medical matter,” Ljungqvist said. “That’s where we need to have a review.”

Sometimes you come across cases that are uncertain and ambiguous? Sigh… Personally, I think G-d has just been reading too much Judith Butler.

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