It boggles the mind wrote:
With the revelation that semenya is a MALE with 5-ard, this whole saga has crossed into absurdity.
Every sane person feels horrible for caster as an unfortunate genetic accident, but he is NOT a female. In the plainest terms: he is a 100% male with pitiable genital development. Full stop.
Am I correct in understanding caster is in NO WAY a female? No female breasts, no ovaries, no womb?
She is only female insofar as she was labeled such by her community from birth??
Different cultures regard & raise 5-ARD children differently. In the Dominican Republic, for example, 5-ARD is a well-known condition & children with it are widely seen and accepted as part of the normal range of human variation. They are known by the special term Guevedoces, which means "penis at 12" and "are also sometimes called machihembras, meaning "first a woman, then a man."
When they’re born they look like girls with no testes, and are often or typically raised in their early years as girls. But after the effects of male puberty start to become apparent, their actual sex is recognized and "the Guavadoces normally live out their lives as men, albeit with wispy beards and small(er) prostates."