What Is So Different Between Semenya and Other Female Athletes?

By Eric Brown

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is conducting an investigation into Caster Semenya’s gender after she won the woman’s 800 meter race at the World Championships.  It would make sense if this was common practice. However, Semenya is not the first and will not be the last female athlete that does not possess typical female appearance. This reeks of feminism, racism, and outright arrogance by the IAAF and the media reporters who continue to accuse her of being a male simply because of her appearance especially since they have not done this to athletes from other countries.

There is no doubt that there have been female athletes who do not “look” female and they have won medals and took them home without controversy. South Africans are outraged and rightly so. When will sour losers quit complaining about fair competition? When will the sexist realize that can look and can be as strong as males? There are thousands of women who can beat billions of males in a foot race. This is a fact and no one should be surprised that one of the fastest human beings, not just female,  has beaten other fast women. To think that a female cannot run as fast as a male is sexist. Consider, that Semenya is South African. Had she been American, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brittain would the racist institutions and indiduals subject her to such humiliation and scrutiny? Would they be so quick to show that level of ignorance or would they say that she has some great training methods, strong genes, and a great trainer? You be the judge.


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