Saturday, September 12, 2009

A World of Confusion

From today's NYT, a short little piece tucked away announced that Cater Semenya, the world champion runner from South Africa, has withdrawn from a weekend race amid speculation about her sex.


Here's the lines that threw me for a loop, though.
"Arne Ljungqvist, the former medical commission chairman for track’s world governing body, would not comment specifically on this case, but he cautioned that a person’s sex is not always easy to define.

“There is no simple, single lab test that can tell if you are a man or a woman,” he said. "It is not black and white."

Arne, come on! You have got to be kidding me?!? Is this how stupid PC behaviour has made us? Lab tests? What's happened to simple use of 20/20 vision?

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