Should The System Of Female Sport Be Fair, Or Fair To Caster Semenya?

This is a fascinating question being asked in The Guardian. Should we be trying to aim for overall system fairness or should we be looking for fairness – perhaps the protection of the rights of – the one individual? Should the system of female sport be fair or should we concentrate upon the rights of and fairness to Caster Semenya?

Is fair play in running more important than fairness to Caster Semenya as a human?

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Caster Semenya’s Interesting Illustration Of The Difficulty In Defining “A Woman”

It is always the edge cases which are difficult, of course it is. But it’s also those edge cases which aid us in defining the underlying distinctions that we wish to make. Which is what makes the Caster Semenya case so interesting, for she’s very definitely one of those edge cases. So much so that she’s going to get caught under new rules:

The Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya could run up to seven seconds slower under new rules requiring her to lower her natural testosterone levels to race internationally, a prominent sports scientist has predicted.

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