broken arrow wrote:
Semenya runs 1:54.26 with NO PACERS and looks very comfortable. She is cheating. How is this not cheating? She clearly has the musculature of a man. She knows her time is running out and is finally trying harder in races. She is a cheater!!!!
She is a woman, she has no control over how she was born, leave her be.
"She" is completely free to compete in the open category. Just not the category for people without Y chromosomes and relatively low T levels, that category is reserved for biological women. If that category is not protected, it will disappear.
I get it, it suck for Castor to be born intersex. But it's just one of those unfortunate areas where you have to choose the lesser of two evils. Either hermaphrodites are allowed to push women out of every sport at the top level, or they aren't.
(And yes I use hermaphrodite on purpose because I think it is BS that a word that was once considered a perfectly reasonable way to describe a medical condition is now deemed offensive. I'm not bending a knee to the orwelian language police)