Caster is a hermaphrodite. Hermaphrodite is a condition usually confirmed at birth and the parents are faced with the decision
to raise their child as a boy or girl. As the child becomes an adult they sometimes have a self realization the sex choose
by their parents does not conform to how he or she self-identifies internally. Previously reported birth records and testimony
from her family and village supports Semenya (18) is and was raised as a female.
had the equal protection found in other areas of civilized society we would not be discussing Caster Semenya’s sexual
is a phenomenal athlete and if she is or not a hermaphrodite should not be questioned. We should question our societies for
segregating and questioning gender in sports. As a “civilized society” we know sexual discrimination is ethically,
and morally wrong; however, we permit it continue discrimination in sports from play to pay. Tennis legend Billy Jean King
was among the first athletes to challenge this double standard over two decades ago (BJK in her own words); Caster makes us realize it still exists on an overwhelming scale.