It is highly offensive to me that the sporting activities of other countries
were interfered with for political reasons in order to bring down the racial
apartheid regime in your country, when we have a sexual apartheid system in
sport world-wide which caused the problem which your country is having with
I am happy that you no longer have racial apartheid in South Africa, and
I commend you on the peaceful way in which you made the transition to democratic
rule -- without apparent revenge-taking, despite the previous, huge provocation.
However, the time has come for you to take the lead in a movement to abolish
sexual apartheid in sport, so that people like Caster Semenya do not have
to suffer needlessly.
In every aspect of work and life generally, women world-wide have claimed
and achieved the right to so-called "equality". But where
is the equality in professional and amateur sports? I call on you to
take the lead in working for the abolition of the sexual division of competitive
sports into men's and women's divisions. Why should women get medals
for achievements at a level which men cannot get medals for?