quinta-feira, fevereiro 25, 2010

contra um COI que faria corar por estes dias o joão semana e a respectiva burra...

... e porque as diferenças hormonais são parte da competição desportiva, sempre o foram, e porque um intersexo não é alguém com "disorders of sex development". é um intersexo. AQUI econtram uma petição internacional muito bem escrita e muito bem explicada. leiam. pensem. assinem.


The IOC is falsely framing their demands as a health issue to obfuscate the fact that they are singling out women they deem overly masculine and forcing them to “fix,” i.e. “feminize,” their “masculine characteristics” in order to compete. We believe this is astoundingly discriminatory.

The issue which intersex female athletes present is one of “fairness.” However, as many have pointed out, unfair physical advantages are endemic to sports. Men with low testosterone levels have been muscled out of medals since sports began without calling for their rivals to be banned from competition. The only fair solution is for the IOC to celebrate, not regulate, "masculine" women’s physical talents, just as it does men’s.