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“Caster present us your boobs”: Contained in the IAAF ruling about Olympic Athlete Caster Semenya- Assume piece by EWN’s Haji Mohamad Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee is a South African columnist, disruptor of the peace and the creator of ‘Sorry, Not Sorry: Experiences of a brown girl in a white South Africa’. She writes a satirical opinion piece printed on EWN concerning the current IAAF ruling to control South African athlete, Caster Semenya’s pure testosterone ranges within the identify of competitors.

SATIRE: 5 issues to know concerning the IAAF’s ruling

1. Why the Courtroom of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) dominated that Caster Semenya will likely be unable to compete: The worldwide governing physique for the game of athletics has to date stored their deductions beneath wraps, citing solely their archaic discrimination (feminine athletes ought to regulate their testosterone ranges in the event that they need to take part in athletics), as conclusive proof that Caster shouldn’t be allowed to compete. 

Following her enchantment, which has now been dismissed by the CAS, the ridiculous measures imposed by the IAAF nonetheless stand. The judges of the case have defended their ruling by saying: “though the foundations are discriminatory…such discrimination is a vital, affordable and proportionate technique of attaining the IAAF’s purpose of preserving the integrity of feminine athletics within the Restricted Occasions.”

These explanations and vindications are imprecise, however any member of the general public who has paid consideration to the previous couple of thousand years of historical past and the policing of the black physique will choose up on the extra subliminal messages of this final result.

2. Will some other athletes be affected? Watch this house. However in case you don’t need to watch this house, right here’s the way it goes: Sure. All black feminine athletes throughout all classes of sport will likely be affected as they at all times have been and at all times will likely be within the foreseeable future.

The writers of historical past (learn: white males) have at all times been threatened by the distinctive athleticism of the black feminine physique and so restrictions will proceed to police their superior capabilities. The one objective the black physique serves is to slave and slave some extra within the identify of colonialism and white capital. That’s when their power actually serves a objective. Past that, even these ladies who check “regular” on the testosterone scale will face castigation and extreme testing (for an instance, see Serena Williams).

3. Does the IAAF have any main identified weaknesses? Sadly, past the board’s restricted mind and understanding of science, gender and their agency perception in archaic norms, their different weak point is white ladies athletes. It takes a really fast Google search to grasp that women-on-women crime is a tragic however true actuality and that different feminine athletes are Caster’s greatest opposition, and likewise the foot troopers of the patriarchy who guarantee the expansion of archaic norms by drenching its soil with springs of fragile tears.

4. Is that this the tip of the street for the sturdy, proud, black feminine athlete? No. All athletes who fall into the aforementioned class are topic to public sale. Their our bodies will proceed to be offered to the very best bidder who want them in situations the place excessive efficiency is required for large revenue. White monopoly capital will proceed to use superior athleticism to the sum of tens of millions and billions of rands – so long as it fits them.

5. What may be executed to alter the result of the case in order that Caster can compete? Because it stands, a copious drip feed of testosterone reducing hormones is critical for Caster to compete. She can be required to run topless with boobs flailing about within the air to show that she the truth is a girl.

The IAAF has, nevertheless, issued a disclaimer to settle the minds and hearts of all different white athletes and has stated that these circumstances should not essentially sufficient show that Caster qualifies as a feminine athlete and that her physique may very well be topic to additional inspection, castigation and examination. In issuing the disclaimer that IAAF has protected themselves from being persecuted ought to they select to take away Caster from the monitor and select as an alternative to use her as a circus act – a worthwhile enterprise realized from their textbooks by different white individuals who did the identical to Saartjie Baartman.

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