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IAAF decision sexist and insulting to women

By unknown | Aug 24, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

WHAT makes a woman a woman?

WHAT makes a woman a woman?

The story of gold medal winner Caster Semenya raises very complex questions about what makes a woman a woman.

Is it her feminine looks or is it her sexy body?

Questions about Caster's sex seem to rely on patriarchal sexist stereotyping of women as weak and soft, which Caster does not fit into because she is considered to be too strong and muscular to be a woman.

The decision by the IAAF to test Caster was sexist and clearly violated her privacy and dignity.

This decision was also an insult to all women in the world in their struggle against sexism and gender discrimination.

Malose Langa, Braamfontein


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