Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Mainstream Media Advocates Third Gender

The Washington Post has weighed in on the Santhi Soundarajan scandal. I'm disturbed that the coverage is in the "Off the Beaten Path" blog, whose author claims to "scour the far reaches of cyberspace to find the oddest news from around the world." But the Post's Executive Editor, Jim Brady, contributed to the piece, giving it some credibility. The Post clarifies that, indeed, Soundarajan's condition was in no way self-induced. It doesn't indicate whether her condition may have given Soundarajan a leg up, as it were, on the competition. Amazingly, the Post proposes testing all athletes and creating a third, gender neutral competitive classification for those whose test results are ambiguous. We just hit the mainstream through the back door, as it should be.

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