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There is a disturbing trend within the human species to regard variants among them with curiosity, amusement, suspicion and a generous dose of contempt.  For the differently- wired, it is an endless struggle to have to prove to the world that they too are the handy work of the same natural force that molded the rest of the race and not some  freak phenomena.
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Inter-sex and Sports - Honor and Shame

All hell broke loose in August for Semenya, the South African athlete who won the 800 m event at the IAAF games. Laboratory tests revealed that she was more a ‘male’ than a female and her clinical tests proved that she had internal testes and that the uterus was non existent. She was also being accused of having benefited from her ‘maleness’. Her sexual possibilities were publicly discussed and she was subjected to severe mental agony and has, since the episode, gone into hiding.

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Another  case is that of Shanthi Soundararajan, a talented athlete from Tamil Nadu, India. Till 2006, everything was going well for her and the world seemed at her feet after she won an international event. But then all hell broke loose when it was revealed that she genotypically differed from the typical female  and that there was more maleness in her than the rest of the species.

Shanthi was subjected to public scrutiny with the media going overboard, discussing sordid details, and speculating about her ‘true’ gender. As  the final act of ignominy she was stripped of her medal which she had earlier received with great fanfare. It came as little  surprise that Shanthi attemped suicide.

Both  the talented athletes, Semenya and Shanthi, are inter-sex individuals.
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THE CASE OF CASTER SEMENYA AND IAAF GENDER TESTING

During the last 43 years the IAAF has been conducting GENDER TESTING, as has the IOC, leaving behind a gruesome trail of abused and mistreated athletes, broken careers and broken lives.

In their frightful ignorance they have been playing god, deciding over human beings, not concerning sport, but concerning the very nature of human beings, by what method they, in their hopeless stupidity, have seen fit at any given time, changing their methods all along as soon as one method after the other was deemed wrong and useless.

The leaders and their medical “experts” have acted as the witch doctors of modern time.

And now at last, after all these years, the ivory towers of these self appointed gods and kings have collapsed and their wrongdoings have been disclosed to all the world. With the CASTER SEMENYA case they have finally been forced to admit that they do not know how to decide the gender of a human being !!

That is what I have been telling them ever since 2003, but they refused to listen, and when I persisted, they refused me my democratic right of speaking at the IAAF Congress.

And mind you, it is today the general assumption among experts who are dealing with this issue that 1 out of 2000 is born with some kind of INTERSEX CONDITION, so it is not only about Caster Semenya –
IT IS A GLOBAL ISSUE.


In an ASSOCIATED PRESS release has been stated that:

“The IAAF PLANS to develop a gender definition”

“It would have been better if we had been prepared to, but we were not prepared (*)”, Weiss told The Associated Press on Saturday”.
(* prepared as to how to perform gender testing)

And now they will “start next week to examine how to determine gender”.

WHAT ! - NEXT WEEK ?!
This comes after the IAAF (and the IOC) for 43 years have been stating that they knew how to do it, and have been executing, all through these years, their mumbojumbo on innocent athletes.

How can these people remain in charge of international athletics and international sport ?

Georg Facius
Denmark

Facius Sunday, November 22, 2009
Despite the fact that this was written some time ago, I felt that it should be replied to. Most of the article is accurate, but I wish to correct the following statement: "the IAAF has been conducting GENDER TESTING" Not so, the tests have been to determine the athlete's SEX. If one wishes to determine an individual;s GENDER then just ask them! In other words, a person's gender is how they identify, their sex is linked to their phenotype [external presentation] and their internal anatomy. This can be assessed by a series of test (physical examination/blood *urine sample/ultrasound etc. The press persisted in referring to Caster Semenya's "gender test" when in every interview Caster identified herself as 'female'. This should have been sufficient for the IOC as an intersex condition, does not afford an athlete an unfair advantage over their peers.
cambeuluk Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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