Unwarranted and Invasive Scrutiny: Caster Semenya, Sex-Gender Testing and the Production of Woman In ‘Women’s’ Track and Field

@article{Pastor2019UnwarrantedAI,
  title={Unwarranted and Invasive Scrutiny: Caster Semenya, Sex-Gender Testing and the Production of Woman In ‘Women’s’ Track and Field},
  author={A. Pastor},
  journal={Feminist Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={122},
  pages={1 - 15}
}
  • A. Pastor
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Review
This article discusses the imbrication of racialising and sexualising scientific practices of gender testing and verification in elite athletics competition, and their intersection with social politics, using as a theoretical frame the feminist, anti-racist work of Hortense Spillers (2003), Judith Butler (1990, 1993a, 1993b, 2004) and Anne Fausto-Sterling (2000), among others. It traces the practice of sex-gender testing of ‘women’ at sanctioned International Association of Athletics… Expand
On the Eurocentric nature of sex testing: the case of Caster Semenya
ABSTRACT Black masculinity and femininity have been read outside the normative gender sphere since plantation slavery. The construction of Black femininity, is apparent in the treatment of CasterExpand

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