Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dave Zirin and Sherry Wolf: The Idiocy of Sex Testing

"World-class South African athlete Caster Semenya, age 18, won the 800 meters in the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships on August 19. But her victory was all the more remarkable in that she was forced to run amid a controversy that reveals the twisted way international track and field views gender." Read the full article at http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090831/zirin_wolf For further reading: Sherry Wolf is the author of the new book Sexuality and Socialism. Come pick it up at one of our paper sales or meetings, or order it at http://www.haymarketbooks.org. She will be coming to Boston to speak about the LGBT struggle. See the flyer here: http://bostoniso.blogspot.com/2009/08/flyer-for-sexuality-socialism-talk-with.html Dave Zirin is a sportswriter who frequently contributes to thenation.com, SLAM magazine, and socialisworker.com. He combines commentary on sports and politics. You can check out his website, http://www.edgeofsports.com.