sports: Woman of Steel, Society of Kleenex
I just had a thought about the whole Caster Semenya thing. I won’t go into how ridiculous the controversy seems, but this line kept sticking out to me:
Semenya is not accused of trying to cheat, but of perhaps unknowingly having a medical condition that blurs her gender and gives her an unfair advantage over other female runners.
All I could think was, “John and Martha Kent were smart enough to keep their foundlings out of sports and politics*…”
Don’t be hatin’ just because when you discover a Supergirl, she doesn’t look like the one you were expecting, ok? She was obviously sent here from a distant star, possibly the last of her kind. Clearly a member of a race that has evolved beyond the concept of binary gender constructs and their supposed limitations. Don’t bother running medical tests on her gender, instead test to find out what planet she’s from. Better yet, run ’em on yourself to find out what planet you’re from.
And considering the age difference between her and another unexpected powerful figure… maybe the Birthers were right.** After all, loved as he is, Superman isn’t eligible to run for president either. Just Sayin’!
With apologies to Larry Niven for the paraphrased title.
* Politics? Where’s he going with that?
** Oh yes, that’s right. I went there.