If Women Want to Race Like Men, They Better Look Like Girls

Thanks to a combination of Lady Gaga lyrics, deodorant strong enough for men but made just for us, and pole dancing classes, women are now more equal with men than ever. We're out-enrolling men in college, we're installing tampon machines in executive suite bathrooms, and we still enjoy a commanding lead in the… » 8/07/12 11:40am 8/07/12 11:40am

Certain Athletes Need to Be Deemed 'Feminine' Enough for Competition

Do female athletes with "unusually" high levels of male hormones have an unfair advantage on the field? The International Association of Athletics Federations thinks so: the organization recently decided that a woman cannot compete in track and field sports if she has too much testosterone in her apparently confusing… » 6/12/12 10:00am 6/12/12 10:00am

Caster Semenya Not Really Bothered By That "Gender Dispute" Thing

Or at least that's what she says in her first interview since being cleared to run as a female. Though she was reportedly "shattered" by the controversy, she insists, "I'm not ashamed of being myself. I know who I am." » 1/26/11 3:08pm 1/26/11 3:08pm

Caster Semenya Sets Best Time Since Comeback

Caster Semenya won the 800 meters at the Notturna di Milano meet in Milan yesterday. She finished in 1 minute, 58.16 seconds, her best time since being cleared to run after everyone could finally agree that she's female. » 9/10/10 1:19pm 9/10/10 1:19pm

Caster Semenya, As Misunderstood By A Very Sore Loser

After suffering through last year's humiliating "scandal" over her biological sex, Semenya has returned to the track. However, some of her competitors (we won't name names, but...Diane Cummins and Jemma Simpson) are bitching: "We are literally running against a man." » 8/23/10 12:00pm 8/23/10 12:00pm

Caster Semenya Wins Comeback Race

South African runner Caster Semenya made her triumphant return to running last night at a small athletics meeting in Finland, which she easily won. "I was a little bit nervous because it's been a long time not competing," she said. » 7/16/10 10:47am 7/16/10 10:47am

Hawaiian Governor Shoots Down Marriage Equality

• Gov. Linda Lingle announced yesterday that she has vetoed Hawaii's same-sex civil unions bill. Lingle's action came on the final day she had to either sign or veto the bill, which the Hawaii Legislature had approved in late April. » 7/07/10 5:32pm 7/07/10 5:32pm

School Displays List Of Fuckable Students • Iowa Doctors Perform Online…

• The Department of Education has spoken out against a tradition at Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School of posting "Crush Lists" in the school hallway. The list of lust-worthy students appears under the heading "I'd Tap That." » 6/09/10 5:40pm 6/09/10 5:40pm

Caster Semenya Wins "Third World War" • Swimming Pools Closed Because…

Caster Semenya could return to races in less than a month, according to South Africa's sports minister. Last September, Makhenkesi Stofile declared there would be a "third World War" if Semenya was kept from competing because of her sex. » 5/20/10 5:40pm 5/20/10 5:40pm

Sarah Palin Rants On Facebook • What Your Hair Color Says About You

• Everyone's favorite political commentator has returned to Facebook to publish her disapproval of an Illinois high school that decided not to fly their girls' basketball team to Arizona because of recent immigration laws. Palin writes: » 5/14/10 5:00pm 5/14/10 5:00pm

Semenya Will Return To Running In June

Caster Semenya's lawyers told a South African television station yesterday that the results of her tests are in, and they prove that she can compete as a woman. They say she should have been cleared as early as February. [AP] » 4/08/10 10:20am 4/08/10 10:20am

RapeLay Game Sparks Call For Gaming-Industry Policing In Japan • Caster…

• Even though the video game RapeLay (which allows you to stalk and assault multiple women and girls) was removed from Amazon and other outlets, the game remains a viral sensation, and is commonly available for download online. » 3/30/10 5:40pm 3/30/10 5:40pm

GOP Calls For Steele's Resignation After Bondage-Club Expenses • Nine…

• Though the RNC is investigating/denying that Steele ever went to the bondage-themed nightclub that was charged to the GOP tab, party bigwigs are calling for his resignation. » 3/29/10 5:40pm 3/29/10 5:40pm

Semenya To Compete Again

Both the IAAF and Athletics South Africa have said Caster Semenya will be allowed to return to competition. Her coach says she will run in local events before returning to the international stage. [BBC] » 1/14/10 1:40pm 1/14/10 1:40pm

Sarah Palin, Booze Babe • Serial Nudist Refuses To Cover Up

• The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America announced that Sarah Palin will be speaking at their upcoming convention in Las Vegas. Sounds random, until you get to the part about the tasting competition. Who'd wanna miss that? • » 1/13/10 5:40pm 1/13/10 5:40pm

Notes On A Scandal: The Future Of Intersexuality & Caster Semenya

Thoughtful articles by Ariel Levy and Judith Butler explore the larger issues of sex and gender behind Caster Semenya's story — and how the mishandling of the young athlete's "gender testing" has affected her life. » 11/23/09 12:00pm 11/23/09 12:00pm

Too Little, Too Late: Semenya's Gender Test Results Won't Be Made Public

In a reversal, the IAAF says it will not be releasing the results of Caster Semenya's gender tests. And, according to a statement by the South Africa sports ministry, Semenya will keep her medal and prize money. » 11/19/09 9:30am 11/19/09 9:30am

Trojan Explains How To Prevent "Mistakes" • Palin Takes Book Tour To…

• The consequences of unprotected sex are pretty obvious nine months later, but this ad from Trojan shows there can also be unforeseen consequences 32 years later when your "mistake" is annoying other people in a movie theater. • » 11/13/09 5:30pm 11/13/09 5:30pm

South African Olympics Official Suspended Over Semenya Case

South Africa's Olympic governing body has suspended Athletics South Africa President Leonard Chuene, who admitted he lied about Caster Semenya being gender tested to protect her. The ASA has apologized to Semenya for the handling of her gender verification. [BBC] » 11/05/09 10:40am 11/05/09 10:40am