Thursday, August 20, 2009

what's the verdict?

male or female?

caster semenya is from south africa and she just won the 800 meter in berlin. people are speculating about whether or not she is a female because of her "muscular build and deep voice." i'll admit it, i thought she was a man before i read that she is a girl. how sad is that?

her coach didn't make it any better when he said, "we understand that people will ask questions because she looks like a man. it's a natural reaction and it's only human to be curious. people probably have the right to ask such questions if they are in doubt. but I can give you the telephone numbers of her room-mates in berlin. they have already seen her naked in the showers and she has nothing to hide." he is obviously a very sensitive person.

they are doing gender testing that takes like three weeks to decide if she qualifies to enter as a female. how does it take three weeks to decide what gender someone is. i always thought it was pretty simple, but i guess not?

what if she is like a hybrid of both genders and that is why she runs so well? i mean, anything's possible.


hollylynn said...

"he is obviously a very sensitive person."

i love your blog. it's my official fave.

megan thomas said...

just wanted you to know, I bought a plaid shirt today and thought about you all the way to the checkout

martha said...

it's possible to look like a female and be genetically male. i bet they're refering to DNA tests.

mickelle said...

hahahaha. that's the saddest and most hilarious thing i've read all day. i may have my own problems, but at least gender identity is not one of them. thank goodness. poor girl/boy

berg and megpie said...

oh, paige. i miss you. your blog is HI-larious.