WTF: Olympic Athlete Subjected To Humiliating “Gender Verification” Tests
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Olympic track and field star, Dutee Chand from India, has routinely had “gender verification” tests — just because she’s good at her sport. Isn’t that what Olympic athletes are supposed to be? We always thought that the Olympics were for people who were really good — so why is it so surprising? That and more in this look at sports and culture news from around the world.
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(Featured image via Dutee Chand’s website.)