But then today happened.
What I do have a lot to say about (and thankfully others do too) is is the coverage and discourse about Semanya, starting with the Sydney Morning Herald article linked above which includes the phrase "The presence of both male and female characteristics will come as a devastating blow to Semenya." Really? Can the journalist read minds? Even if this may seem an obvious conclusion to some (it is documented Semenya has dealt with aspersions related to her perceived masculinity throughout her life), I think it's reporting both sloppy and offensive.
Semenya also recently posed for a magazine after receiving a makeover, which if she enjoyed doing it, or felt it was some sort of necessary public relations move she was comfortable with -- more power to her. But the discourse (and man, you should see the shit on Twitter) that a woman proves her gender by her appeal (her use) to others is extremely uncomfortable to me. As is the idea that masculine is an insult to women and feminine is an insult to me (and often, to a lot of women, as well -- even girls don't want to "throw like girls").
I don't know how Semenya self-identifies, and I've not got a vested interest in it. But until and unless she chooses to tell us otherwise, she's a she, and she's fucking fast on the track and I fucking wish the media and everyone else would stop telling us what she thinks, what she feels, and who she is. Only Semenya can do that. But then again, we've never been very good at letting women speak for themselves, have we?