Thursday, September 10, 2009

Castor Semenya

Hmm.
No ovaries.
No uterus.
Two working balls (undescended).
Sounds like a guy to me.
Why are all these reporters being demure about the question we all want to ask the doctor who did the exam? Does she have a dick? Not that it should color our opinion about whether she should compete as a man or a woman, but it is the obvious last remaining question.

In any case, I can't imagine how painful it must be to have the whole world examining your private parts - internal as well as external. If ever there was someone who deserves some privacy it is this person. That gold medal will probably always conjure only bad memories. She'd probably be the first to turn it in for a chance at a normal life.

These stats are amazing. I guess "intersex" is not all that uncommon.

4 comments:

robert61 said...

Does she have a dick? Not that it should color our opinion about whether she should compete as a man or a woman.

Really? I'm going to go out on a third limb and say it should.

mondschein.us said...

According to the NY Post, it's a va-jay-jay down there:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/runner_gal_and_guy_34O7GHpxqUNnr6NBFR4w9H

Paris said...

Well thank God you aren't a doctor.

The media pile-on makes me sick. So she doesn't look like Jamie Lee Curtis - I'd bet good money that if she did the IAAF would have been a bit more discrete about the whole matter.

I suspect for her continuing career in sports, the issue of testosterone levels might be key as she obviously has some sort of androgen insensitivity.

ewe said...

S/he could have just as easily run in the mens competition then. But then again maybe would not have been fast enough. Who knows? Que sera sera.