Caster Semenya, Suicide watch…what?

According to an article appearing in a publication named medindia, Miss Semenya is allegedly being watched carefully by her close associates to track her mental stability.

Sad that the results of her examination is alleged to have been leaked to sections of the media, these leaked details of the probe by the ­International Association of ­Athletics Federations showed the 800m starlet had male and female sex organs – but no womb and that she was a hermaphrodite. Lawmaker Butana Komphela, chair of South Africa’s sports committee, was quoted as saying: “She is like a raped person. She is afraid of herself and does not want anyone near her. If she commits suicide, it will be on all our heads.

The best we can do is protect her and look out for her during this trying time.” South African athletics officials confirmed Semenya is now receiving trauma counselling at the University of Pretoria. Caster has not competed since the World Athletics Championships last month when the IAAF ordered gender tests on her amid claims she might be male.Source-ANI

Apart from her South African countrymen where is the support from the rest of the world, is everyone watching to use her as a guinea pig so next we can reference her as a case study. I am appalled by this, I would have thought that some groups would have banded together to aid in her defense whilst opening the eyes of the public to inter sexuality.

Well let us pray for her and hope that this cup passes and she can move on.

Thanks to Pam Spaulding for alerting us to this.


Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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