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Our E.D. Viloria for Wash Post on the unscientific and unethical CAS Ruling

Our E.D. Hida Viloria has been advocating for Caster Semenya and women athletes with VSC (variations in sex characteristics, aka intersex) in television and print since 2009–when discrimination against Semenya by women athletes who lost to her and sporting bodies began. S/he continues to do so in he/r latest essay, “Stop trying to make Caster Semenya fit narrow ideas of womanhood,” for The Washington Post.

The essay addresses the May 1 CAS ruling against Caster, which upholds the latest policy of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the governing body for international track and field competition. Viloria outlines numerous issues in the essay which have been ignored and/or obfuscated by the IAAF in order to create their latest policy, and by the CAS in upholding it.

For those who cannot access the essay via the WaPo site, see screen shots below.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/03/stop-trying-make-caster-semenya-fit-narrow-idea-womanhood-its-unscientific-unethical/?fbclid=IwAR2pD-yr8CgnLm6SWHWu-dRDPHsA0PhuHDr9omSt3LMYwPkDCIMlxPHP0c8&utm_term=.138a49146be6