09.10.09 9 years ago 9 Comments

The results from the extensive gender testing ordered for South African runner Caster Semenya have arrived. Semenya, who won the 800 meter run in track’s world championships as a female last month, is reportedly a hermaphrodite.

Semenya is claimed to have NO womb or ovaries — and has internal testes, the male sexual organs which produce testosterone.

The row over Semenya’s biology has caused huge divisions — with South African politicians calling slurs she is a man “racist and sexist.” Her birth certificate has the teen listed as female and urine tests showed that, despite her having higher than average male hormone levels, they are within the official limits for a woman. via.

It’s uncertain whether Semenya will lose her gold medal from Berlin, but it’s obvious that dressing up does absolutely nothing for this poor girl. Who would have thought that wearing so much jewelry could make somebody look like David Alan Grier?

Thanks, Jack.

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