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The Curious Case of Caster Semenya

By Conant Masocha On August - 24 - 2009
There are men who look like women. Everyone knows that. Everyone.  Ask the countless boys and girls who have been so cruelly teased by their playmates for having deep, throaty voices and pretty, effeminate looks. Ask Oscar Wilde, who a little over a century ago witnessed Dorian Gray charm the pants off both ladies and men with his effeminate looks and "sensuous lips."  Or ask South African Jacob Semenya, whose daughter Caster has been been relentlessly pursued this week by the Australian and British press with the hope that the 18-year-old may actually turn out to be a man. Indeed, the scrutiny all week has been ...

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