Yin/Yang: An Intersexed South African Runner As Symbol Of The Universal
The militant Youth League of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) said in a statement: "Even if a test is done, the ANC YL will never accept the categorization of Caster Semenya as a hermaphrodite, because in South Africa and the entire world of sanity, such does not exist."
It is amazing that this hasn't come up before (I'm not a sports follower so I don't really know if it has come up before). There are people in the world who are intersexed and transgendered - it isn't that uncommon. The difference is that they usually aren't tested to the degree that Caster Semenya has been and then blasted all over the mainstream media. There are also many people with non-normal ranges of hormones, on both sides of the equation. Sadly, many people in these situations don't find out until another medical issues come to light. It can cause long-standing problems in both personal and professional lives.