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Understanding the controversy over Caste...

But this dreaded “gender apocalypse”, as Karkazis calls it, seems unlikely. We are talking about a very small number of women. And male impostors exist in myth more than in reality. It appears that Semenya’s case is being used to make broader hypotheses based more on guesswork than evidence. The idea that women’s sports should […]

Caster Semenya is objectively one of the...

Caster Semenya is the fastest 800m runner in the world this year. As she prepares to take her first steps towards winning her first Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro tonight, the 25-year-old South African returns to the familiar and unwanted spotlight. Semenya, who will compete in the 800-meter race in Rio, suffers from […]

Caster Semenya and the Sensitive Issue o...

Caster Semenya of South Africa competes in the women’s 800 meters in Rome on June 2. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images Caster Semenya of South Africa competes in the women’s 800 meters in Rome on June 2. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images One story simmering at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has […]