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Gender Identity In The Spotlight

By July 13, 2011

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Caster Semenya, an elite South African runner, has sparked debate on the issue of gender over the past few years. Semenya came into the spotlight in 2009 after she won gold in the 800 meter run at the IAAF World Championships. She was fast - so fast that many people doubted her gender and accused her of being a male trying to pass as a female in order to win. After undergoing gender testing, along with psychological trauma, Semenya has recently returned to the racing world and is finally speaking out about the ordeal. Read here for her comments.

How would you feel if people questioned your gender and your identity?

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