Caster Semenya Loses Landmark Case
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject:

'Hell, no': Semenya says she won't take drugs

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject:

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Stop categorizing people as male or female, just as hormone levels in a hierarchy like the boxing system. Then you don't have any problem and anyone can be any sex or gender they want to be. They just compete in the tier that matches their hormone level and there you go.

I think one day we all end up with unisex sports and a much less binary society anyway.


That’s just re-categorizing people.


I was half kidding... but I do think all this hormone testing/PED testing stuff is pretty ridiculous. We, as a society, regulate human behavior excessively and arbitrarily.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject:

LakerSanity wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
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Stop categorizing people as male or female, just as hormone levels in a hierarchy like the boxing system. Then you don't have any problem and anyone can be any sex or gender they want to be. They just compete in the tier that matches their hormone level and there you go.

I think one day we all end up with unisex sports and a much less binary society anyway.


That’s just re-categorizing people.


I was half kidding... but I do think all this hormone testing/PED testing stuff is pretty ridiculous. We, as a society, regulate human behavior excessively and arbitrarily.


Agree. Also, this is a real outlier of a case, and I don’t think we need to necessarily turn things upside down for an exception. As harsh as that might seem.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:54 am    Post subject:

A win, at least temporarily, for Semenya...

http://www.espn.com/olympics/trackandfield/story/_/id/26887329/iaaf-ordered-suspend-testosterone-rules
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject:

So if a female/male has an inadequate amount of test, can they supplement?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject:

Mark_in_Tulsa wrote:
So if a female/male has an inadequate amount of test, can they supplement?


Well, that would be unnaturally adding testosterone, no?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:55 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
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So if a female/male has an inadequate amount of test, can they supplement?


Well, that would be unnaturally adding testosterone, no?


Yes it would be. But if a freak (and I mean a freak in a good way) has too much test naturally has to have it reduced to fit within a "normal criteria". Then why can't someone who has a disability of low T not supplement to make them "normal"?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject:

Glad this thread got bumped. Never even heard of this story till now.

Maybe allow the women competing against Semanya to raise their testosterone levels to hers.
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