Semenya Semenya

Caster Semenya loses appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners.

Waiting for @uwesmake’s comments…

uwes only has two words in his vocabulary gayyyyyyy and gilbeys

Meanwhile shemales in the west are wrecking female sports ! wawachane na semenya she was born female

Huyo ni mwanaume, kifua chenyewe ni kama ya jamaa. Where does this high testosterone come from if she has no nuts?

This Semenya case is more complicated than it seems to us. Trans are really reeled in blasting it to the core and see it as “discriminatory”:

Check out this response…

[SIZE=6]Gender witch hunts[/SIZE]

To say this ruling reshapes women’s sports is not an overstatement. Semenya was born a girl, raised as a girl, grew into a woman and is a woman. No one, not even the very Court that has approved of this discrimination, contests that Semenya is a woman.

Yet because she’s been somewhat successful on the track, winning two Olympic golds and three world championships in the 800-meter run, she has been targeted due to what has been reported as a higher-than-average testosterone level naturally occurring in her body.

To be clear, Semenya is not transgender. Given the application of the IAAF rule to Semenya it is assumed that she is intersex, though Semenya has never confirmed that fact.

Regardless, the IAAF policy has been designed specifically to stop her, limiting natural testosterone in only runners who compete in distances from 400 meters to the mile. What are the distances Semenya competes at internationally? The 400-meter, 800-meter and 1,500-meter.

This isn’t just discrimination, it is targeted discrimination.

The targeting of Semenya in this way has been strategic and cynical. Dutee Chand, an Indian sprinter who couldn’t make it out of the preliminary round of the women’s 100-meter at the 2016 Olympics, undercut the claims of unfair advantages for intersex athletes. So the IAAF cut her out of the conversation by not targeting her events.

Now to compete Semenya must alter who she is as a woman, all because she was too successful.

This kind of gender witch hunt in sports has been going on for decades, each time with everyone eventually abandoning the practice.
In the 1950s the IAAF — which is now banning Semenya — mandated physical examinations of every female athlete. The Olympics followed suit. Women would have to display their naked bodies in front of a panel of doctors for examination, all to weed out the men posing as women to gain an advantage.

Sound familiar?

Then came the Soviet-era chromosome testing, which sought to identify a Y chromosome in athletes that might give someone a perceived advantage. It was also designed to catch any men trying to disguise themselves physically as women to gain an advantage.

Sound familiar?

Of course, these fears are familiar, as they are currently the mantras being used by Martina Navratilova and other women to attack transgender athletes — namely that men will try to sneak into women’s sports.

As in Animal Farm, these women in sports are now aiming to close sports to certain kinds of women. Semenya, whose “case” started in 2009 with hormone testing, has gotten caught in the crossfire.

While Navratilova has said she opposes this particular ruling, her opposition to it contradicts her own positions about what she claims is “protecting” women’s sports. These new regulations target women with a Y chromosome. The attacks by her and so many others on transgender athletes have in part led us to this place. Even her statement after the ruling — invoking transgender athletes while saying that Semenya has “done nothing wrong” — continues to create villains in a sports world where women are just trying to participate and compete.

“All women are equal, but some women are more equal than others.” :smiley: