Our Digest of Women’s Sporting News
What constitutes a woman? Invasive, humiliating sex testing—still the norm in competitive women’s sports—has some concrete guidelines. Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, the most recent athlete to be discriminated against, was banned from participating in the 20th Commonwealth Games due to “excess levels” of testosterone in her blood. Disqualification may seem to be an absurd course of action, and it is—almost as absurd as determining someone’s gender from the hormones in their blood.