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Friday, August 21, 2009


I saw this headline today:

South Africa's new 800-metre world champion Caster Semenya was declared a "golden girl" by local press Thursday, with the athlete's family shrugging off questions about the runner's gender.

This is causing quite a stir. I say, go ahead with the gender testing. And while you're at it, would you add her to the list, please?

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  1. I can think of hundreds of other people who shd be on this list; my teacher way back in high school inclusive...nice jab at her there

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  2. HA! Poor Mean Ole' Rosey ODonnell. Maybe she should try being nicer. ;)

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  3. So she is a girl? both of them i mean...

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  4. When I first saw the photo, I thought you were doing a post about Usain Bolt. I really did. Wow, get that girl some make-up, a dress and some stilettos.

    I'll take her abs though.

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  5. I agree with Theresa - I thought it was Usain Bolt at first glance too. I would kill for those abs...

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  6. Sigh....isn't it typical that a post about gender becomes all about abs???

    Have I mentioned lately how much I love, love, LOVE your opening photo? It's the cat's meow...

    (and yeah, I'd kill for those abs, too...)

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  7. That's Eunice Bolt. Usain's fraternal twin sister. According to their mom, "It was a very quick delivery."

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  8. Some of us lesbians can't help it if we're a little extra butch-looking.

    Actually, I'm not very butch (nor femme, I'm apparently confused), but I have sympathy for less "traditional" looking women. Though, yeah, I want those abs, too. And that speed, yikes, she was fast.

    If she had come in dead last in that race, would they be checking her out?

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  9. What is a woman? What is a man? I'm not sure anymore, but Semenya's first name should be LOLA...L-O-L-A Lola...

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  10. ITS PAT !!! LOL ...SNL..anybody ?? Ok sorrry ! LOL

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  11. @sleek,
    I know, I can think of lots, too, but like your high school teacher, no one would know who I was talking about.

    @erin,
    I agree. But somehow she always comes out smelling like um..a Rose?

    @Mr. Glob,
    EXACTly...

    @JW.BW,
    Yup!

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  12. @Theresa,
    Thank you. I rest my case. Rock hard is overrated.

    @Travel Girl,
    Again...overrated. Love my belly jelly.

    @Kathryn,
    Thanks, lovey.

    @Chris,
    Right. I missed the bow in her hair.

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  13. @Bran da flake,
    Good point. It probably wouldn't have been a blip on the radar.

    @Timoteo,
    LOL! What can I say? It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world.

    @King of New York Hacks,
    I forgot all about Pat. I miss him. Her. Him?

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  14. Bwhahahahahaaa....about Rosie!!!

    Man or woman...she a BEAST.

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  15. Interesting topic I agree.
    I am from South Africa and I am proud of her achievement, be a boy or a girl.

    shame though, I feel a bit sympathetic toward her

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  16. @Ron,
    Well, you know I can't stand Rosie!

    @Davis,
    Oh, she's amazing. But yes, it is a bit sad.

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  17. omg that made me laugh out loud. :-)

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  18. Vodka Mom,
    Yes, Rosie is laughable.

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