Quote Of The Day
“Let’s be straight-up: Caster Semenya’s many vocal supporters have sought to focus the story on Semenya alone. That’s not right or fair. There are others similarly situated, including for instance – as was recently acknowledged – the Rio 2016 800-meter runner-up Francine Niyonsaba. So the IAAF is hardly targeting Caster Semenya. What seeking to make this matter all about Caster Semenya does, however, is what a great deal if not almost all of the reportage about this matter has done: cast Semenya as the sympathetic if not profoundly empathetic protagonist in a classic narrative, the individual against the institution. What’s often missing completely from that storytelling – or buried way down at the bottom, because in today’s overheated social media-driven cauldron of outrage, very few want to speak up – are other voices, those who have their own dreams, too, literally millions of girls and young women around the world, and here is where the IAAF is 100 percent dead-on right to go to court to ask, what about them? If you, too, dream about winning but when you line up you have no chance, what kind of dream is that?”
– Alan Abrahamson writing about why “the IAAF is right” in “the matter of 46 XY DSD cases.”
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