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Time to re-evaluate gender segregation in athletics?

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The case of Caster Semenya provides a vivid illustration of the ways in which natural genetic variation can generate large differences in athletic performance. But since we normally segregate athletic sports along the lines of this particular variation-gender-her case also highlights problems with the current approach to justice in sporting competition. Female athletes seem to have a valid complaint when they are made to compete against athletes who are, in one sense or another, male. But onc...

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10.1136/bjsm.2010.071639

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Journal:
British journal of sports medicine
Volume:
45
Issue:
15
Pages:
1184-1188
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1473-0480
ISSN:
0306-3674
URN:
uuid:6d0e3545-72c4-4593-9af7-b8a8b52ff980
Source identifiers:
192749
Local pid:
pubs:192749

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