THE fact that athlete Caster Semenya was subjected to a gender test is a shocking reflection on society.
We transplant organs, write beautiful poetry and fly into space, but we remain ignorant brutes trapped in stereotypical thinking and fundamentalism that borders on naked, cruel, psychosis.
We are so brainwashed about typecasting issues, such as how men and women should look or behave, that people do not even realise how unkind they are when they start pointing fingers at those who do not comply with the norm.
This starts in childhood, of course, when uninformed and undeveloped parents give little girls pink clothes and boys blue. When it comes to toys the boy usually gets a gun or truck and the girl a (white!) Barbie doll.
Come on, guys, think out of the box. What a boring, bland, banal world this would be if everybody looked and acted the same way.
Now poor Caster has to be publicly shamed simply because she does not look the way society dictates that a woman should look.
The people who are pointing fingers are cretins, primitive creatures who are archaic and out of place in a modern world in which we have moved on to a higher plane of consciousness.
Sometimes I think it would be wonderful if the Earth's gravity could stop functioning for one hour so that the entire human race will be thrown off the rotating earth at high speed, right into the universe, where we can aimlessly drift along in the dark until we starve to death.
My, my, what a charming thought ... at least we will get rid of the gender Nazis.
Herman Lategan, Green Point