Is She a He?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by over9five, Aug 20, 2009.


He or She?

  1. The sprinter is a woman

    5 vote(s)
  2. The sprinter is a man

    11 vote(s)
  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Is She a He?

    You sure can't tell from the picture.

    "A South African teenager will be forced to take a test to prove she is a woman after storming to victory Wednesday in the 800-meter sprint at the world championships."
  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I read the story yesterday, kinda got a kick out of it.
    She/he has to undergo a complicated sex-determination test.

    Sometimes, oldfashion ways are just better..:funny:
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I know! Why in the world should it take 7 weeks to determine if she is female? I think I could figure it out much faster....
  4. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Now this is one video I'd watch all the way to the "end".
  5. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    And what if you found out that she was indeed a he? :surprised:
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    If it's a women, it'll take him 7minutes, and a guy 7 miliseconds. :happy-very:

    Anyways, I'm tempted to take my vote back. Thinking more and more, that we are due for a big scandel again.
    Besides, if it is a man, he already got his wish come true, to be at the Olympics... won't matter to him if he's stripped of gold.

    He'll probably write a book, and get movie offers, and become a multi-millionare.
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You decide:
  8. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    Looks like a shadow of a mustache there, hard to tell.
  9. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    and that is a for sure way of telling if someone is a man or not? what about all those qvc queens that have beards bigger than paul bunyan?????????????? :funny:
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    That's not always a tell tale sign. Hell I have a shadow of a mustache. :happy-very:
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Send her over. I'll have a look!

    (Please include rubber gloves)
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Caster Gets A Makeover
  15. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    The result :

    Embattled track star Caster Semenya gets new coach, new look

    By Chris Chase
    It's been a week of change for Caster Semenya, the South African runner at the center of a gender controversy at last month's world track championships.
    First, one of her South African coaches quit the team in shame for not telling Semenya that she was being subjected to gender tests. (Semenya had thought she was taking a doping test.) Then, Semenya appeared on the cover of South Africa's You magazine with a complete makeover designed to silence critics who insist she is a man.
    For the shoot Semenya sported a less ambiguous hair style, a designer black dress, jewelry, makeup and nail polish. Despite what you think about the whole situation, it's safe to say that this is the first time that Semenya has truly looked like an 18-year old woman.
    She says she likes the look too. Semenya told the BBC:
    "I'd like to dress up more often and wear dresses but I never get the chance.
    I am who I am and I'm proud of myself."
    Let's hope this is what she wants though.
    Nothing Semenya has done in the past month has suggested that she likes to wear dresses, get manicures and let down her hair. After the controversy broke, she kept her cornrows, wore baggy clothes and pounded her chest in victory like a college football cornerback. When she returned to her hometown, she was dressed the same way. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. That seemed to be Semenya's natural inclination. This feels forced.
    Hopefully I'm wrong. But if Semenya was pressured to do this to silence her critics, then this is a sad story rather than one of retribution. The opinions of a few jealous coaches shouldn't have an effect on how an 18-year old carries herself. If Semenya wants to wear dresses then she should. But if she wants to run around in track suits, what's the problem with that?
    The coach who resigned wasn't Semenya's personal coach, but a middle distance supervisor on the South African team who was ashamed that Semenya was kept in the dark about the growing controversy. Wilfred Daniels said he was told the issue was supposed to stay private.
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, someone made her look like a woman.

    But that testosterone level that is three times the norm for a woman..... Is it fair to the women she races against to ignore that?
    When she sets a record, should an asterisk be placed next to her name?
  17. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Just on my news today, 2 more weeks, and the final results are in.
    Yes, if she's more man then woman. She'll get stripped of her achievements (most likely).
  18. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    This just in! Caster's real name has been shortened from, Caster-ated.:surprised:
  19. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    LOL! Ouch
  20. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    It's official - it's a boy !

    Caster Semenya, the South African sprinter who won the women's 800-metre event at last month's track and field world championships in Berlin, is a hermaphrodite, according to several published reports.

    According to the reports, the International Association of Athletics Federations was preparing to disqualify Semenya, 18, from future events after gender tests uncovered evidence that she has no womb or ovaries, and carries both male and female sexual organs. They will not, however, strip Semenya of the gold medal from Berlin.

    Sources involved in the IAAF testing, which involved various scans, said Semenya was found to have internal testes and three times the amount of testosterone that a "normal" female would have.

    The sport's governing body, which has not decided whether or not it will strip Semenya of her 800m world championships gold medal, will also advise the runner to seek immediate surgery, believing her condition poses significant health risks.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009