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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Paul
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-25T14:27:01Z
dc.date.available2016-11-25T14:27:01Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-15
dc.identifier.citationDavis, P. and Edwards, L. (2014) 'The new IOC and IAAF policies on female eligibility: old Emperor, new clothes?', Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 8(1), pp.44-56.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1751-1321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/8193
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy on 15 May 2014 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17511321.2014.899613en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Caster Semenya debacle touched off by the 2009 Berlin World Athletics Championships resulted finally in IOC and IAAF abandonment of sex testing, which gave way to procedures that make female competition eligibility dependent upon the level of serum testosterone, which must be below the male range or instrumentally countered by androgen resistance. We argue that the new policy is unsustainable because (i) the testosterone-performance connection it posits is uncompelling; (ii) testosterone-induced female advantage is not ipso facto unfair advantage; (iii) the new policy reflects the gender policing impulses endemic to sport as well as the broader cultural impulses to monstrify women and to doctor women who have nothing wrong with them; (iv) female–male performance disparities are not the only reason for sex-segregated sport, but co-exist with respectable cultural and practical reasons, which (v) provide a powerful case for allowing athletes to compete in the sex category congruent with their gender identity.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSport, Ethics and Philosophy;
dc.subjectsex categorisationen_US
dc.subjectEligibilityen_US
dc.subjectGender Ideologyen_US
dc.subjectFairnessen_US
dc.titleThe new IOC and IAAF policies on female eligibility: old Emperor, new clothes?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17511321.2014.899613
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-02-26
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
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