What a sad and sorry situation it is when people exploit another human being for their shot at being glorified in a spotlight.
The newspaper report sparked outrage from the South African's family and her supporters, who said they won't allow Semenya to be banned from international competition.
"We will go to the highest levels of contesting such a decision," said South Africa's sports minister, Makhenkesi Stofile. "I think it would be the Third World War.
"We think her human rights have been violated and her privacy invaded," Stofile said. "I don't know why she is being subjected to this."
They don't know why "she" is being subjected to this?
The answer to that is simple.
When young girls and women spend countless hours in grueling workouts and practices to compete in the Olympics, and somebody comes along whose muscles are being fed testosterone though from their testicles but enters the competition a "female" - it's called "cheating".
If you have no uterus, no ovaries, XY chromosomes and a pair of testicles that continuously feed your muscles testosterone and other male hormones and you want to compete in the Olympics, you've got to enter the race as a male.
Other young women have a right to fair competition.
Semenya and the team of people exploiting him are violating the rights of others. They're stealing. Semenya has robbed the young woman who came in second place of the victory she spent years pursuing.
If they expect us to believe that Semenya's parents were negligent in never following up on where her breasts and menses were, they never noticed her male features and in all the physical required for school and competitions, all the physicians never noted her absent uterus and ovaries and in their place testicles fueling her growth and musculature, all I can say is some of us are not as stupid as we look.
The testosterone gives men advantages in playing sports. That's why competitions are segregated. Men would always win if they weren't.
If he competed fairly, Semenya's running times weren't going to bring home a medal.
They made a conscience decision to exploit the young man and use his birth defects and cheat other women out of their victories and they got caught.
Man up to it.
This is a women's rights issue. For the hundreds of thousands of female athletes who exhaust themselves doing the work it takes to become an athletic champion, women all over the world should be vehemently objecting to having a country hijack their victories by entering males as females.
Entertaining the idea that this was anything but cheating is a gross violation of the civil rights of women.