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Nth Wave

A podcast on women in the media. Hosted by Metro's national columnist, Rosemary Westwood. Non-ironically dusty pink.

Ep 15: Sexist sex testing at the Olympics (with Kate Allen)

How the gender police have unfairly targeted female athletes.

South Africa's Caster Semenya prepares to compete in a women's 800-metre race at the Rio Olympic. Semenya has become the face of the sex-testing controversy in female athletics.

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South Africa's Caster Semenya prepares to compete in a women's 800-metre race at the Rio Olympic. Semenya has become the face of the sex-testing controversy in female athletics.

From genital examinations, to chromosome and testosterone testing, amateur sports bodies have been obsessed with stopping supposed men from competing in women’s sports. But guess what: They’ve never found one. All they’ve found are the great plethora of biological sex expressions in the human body. Oh, and destroyed a bunch of women’s athletic careers and reputations.

On the show:

Kate Allen
, science and technology reporter at the Toronto Star

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