Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hermaphrodite Rising in Women's Tennis Ranks

No, we are not referring to either of the Sisters Williams.

According to The Advocate, German Sarah Gronert, 22, "was born with both male and female genitalia but underwent surgery to become female both legally and physically."

Now, critics are debating whether or not she should be able to compete in the women's ranks.

Says the LGBT site: "some coaches, players, and officials charge that she seems unnaturally strong for a woman and speculate, based on her birth condition, that she may benefit from a higher-than-average distribution of male hormones -- and question whether she should therefore be allowed to compete against women at all."

Everyone speaks of equality, yet differentiating leagues between sexes clearly advocates (pun intended) a distinction between males and females, and implies the notion that that men are simply better athletes than women.

Maybe Barack was on to something.

H/T Andrew Sullivan

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1 comment:

Ethanator1088 said...

Jay Leno said that she has been banned, but can still play mixed doubles.

That was not my joke, and it has been a while since Jay said something funny, so I had to give him credit.