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I'd tell them. I'm usually the first to be willing to point out a fuzzy in someone's hair or lipstick on their teeth, whether I like them or not. It's such a stupid little thing to let slide just because you dislike someone, the way I figure it.

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A few more things:

-- An Australian news report calls Caster Semenya a hermaphrodite, sparking outrage. I totally understand why she wouldn't do it, especially after all the fuss and embarrassment, but at this point if I were here I'd be pissed enough to stand up say, "Fuck y'all! You're just jealous because I'm carting around the weight of twice as many internal organs and I still smoked your asses!"

Seriously, fuck this noise. Unless they're going to invent the Intersexed Games just for the handful of people who'd actually be eligible for them, this painfully close examination of someone's reproductive system as if that has anything to do whatsoever with their ability to RUN is fucking insulting and ridiculous.

-- So in case you haven't heard, David Cross (Tobias on Arrested Development) and Amber Tamblyn (she of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Joan of Arcadia fame) are dating. I find this pairing amazing beyond the telling of it anyway.

But now there's this -- with the approval of Amber and her father Russ, David's author bio for his new book states that he is "currently fucking Amber Tamblyn" and features a picture of Russ. I can't decide if that's horrifying or FANTASTIC. Probably a little of both. :)

-- Cute Overload is celebrating the fact that a Day Without Cats is over by giving us a photo spread of cats in weird sleeping positions.

-- From Not Always Right, Hell Hath No Fury Like A Pregnant Woman Scorned and Harry & Ginny: The Golden Years.

-- The 5 Most Horrific Ways People Have Tried to Discourage Sex

Date: 2009-09-11 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etoilepb.livejournal.com
Have you ever seen "Twin Peaks?" I odn't think Russ Tamblyn can be fazed or out-weirded.

Date: 2009-09-11 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] myniamh.livejournal.com
I hate sport news coverage here, there is usually no 'public need to know' at all and it will bump anything.

Date: 2009-09-12 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acetal.livejournal.com
The problem is that it does affect her ability to run. According to the leaked test results, she has internal testes instead of ovaries and as a result has four times the level of testosterone of a normal woman, which affects her muscle mass and consequently her performance. One of the options that's been presented is that she be allowed to compete after having her testes removed.

According to today's paper here, eight women "failed" the gender testing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics because they had Y chromosomes, but were allowed to compete.

I feel sorry for her, actually. She's not a hermaphrodite, she's intersex, and wouldn't have had any idea until the doctors examined her. Now she faces worldwide humiliation and will likely have all her achievements stripped from her.

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