Furthermore, there was a huge oversight by the author. He quoted Caster as saying that she would wear more skirts if she could. To him this suggested that she was really buckling to pressure to "look and dress" like a woman. To me, Caster's remark implies financial hardship and the inability to buy fancy dress. And the last time I checked the Semenya family lived in a Shanty Town.
Clothes are a luxury to her, like most black South Africans who have been living in abject poverty and underrepresentation even after Apartheid. And perhaps certain clothes are for survival, especially when rape is a major issue in black South Africa.
So a European fashion statement might not be Caster's priority or even not a care that she must ascribe to a foreign fashion sense that is tied to a gender status she will never be based on the mere fact that she is black.
Overall, in spite of its flaws and ignorance of this article, it proves my point that gender is a social construction.
Ahh, I see you drooling. It's okay, tell'em EcoSoul hooked y'all up. Oh yeah and Caster says choke on a fat ounce of truth, and read some books you dumb ass.
Blog on...your writing gives me material to work with. EcoScI