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Even South Africa’s Parliament Can’t Get Caster Semenya’s Gender Correct

Caster Semenya, the intersex track star at the center of a gender testing scandal, might be kicking ass on the track, but that doesn’t mean she’s getting any respect back home: “After months of drama to determine the gender of controversial athlete Caster Semenya, she was called a ‘mister’ in Parliament on Tuesday. Members of the portfolio committee on sport were seething about spelling and grammatical errors in a resolution [to summon the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee to testify] they had to accept – including a reference to ‘Mr C Semenye.’ Members were lashing out at administrative officials until chairperson Butana Komphela pointed out that the document had, in fact, been drawn up by Parliament’s legal division.” They also got the date wrong.

By:           Sarah Nigel
On:           Sep 17, 2010
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  • 3 Comments
    • Zoe Brain
      Zoe Brain

      They spelt her name wrongly too.

      Sep 18, 2010 at 9:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville
      Mike in Asheville

      And what’s your excuse QUEERTY; misspellings and grammatical errors abound in your posts, too. And you pick on this girl in your posts, too.

      Sep 18, 2010 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zaniell
      Zaniell

      Caster is only willing to live as a girl to be allowed to compete in women’s category…otherwise he’s jump the fence long time ago. He can’t compete with males being intersex, not enough testosterone… Well years down the road we’re going to see Mr. Semenya being a proud man, something tells me.

      Sep 23, 2010 at 3:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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