Gender News

So she is a he… but at the same time, he is a she.

To the glee of the world sports media, the results of tests on World Athletic Championship¬†800m winner, Caster Semenya, have discovered she “has internal testes” rather than ovaries. Journalists are pointing fingers, calling her a “hermaphrodite” and busy posting polls on whether she should be stripped of her medal or not and inviting readers to “have their say”.

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Thank you Mad Men…

Advertising executives often believe their images and snappy slogans are the defining drivers behind cultural change. This belief is solidified at events such as the Clio Awards which aim to “celebrate and reward creative excellence, honoring a powerful form of communication and its impact on modern culture“. After a gallon of sponsor’s champagne and a snout full of Colombian marching powder, the moist-eyed “creatives” pick up their statuettes, humbled in the knowledge that their “creative excellence” has changed the world.

Are they right?

Let’s turn back the glossy pages of history and find out….

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