If You Ask the Wrong Question

According to a column in Indian Express, “Yet again, a female athlete has been barred from competing. As per news reports, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) inferred that she is not as female as female athletes ought to be. She suffers from hyperandrogenism: her testosterone levels are equivalent to males’ or higher than females’, thus giving her an  “unfair advantage” over her  female competitors.”

Columnist Amrita Nandy discusses the ambiguity in gender testing, the offensive conditions under which women athletes are tested, and questions why we must force this issue when we know for a fact that gender identity cannot be black-and-white.

Read the rest of the piece here.


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