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Right or wrong, trans Olympian’s inclusion must be treated with respect

People from the land of Caster Semenya should be the last to criticise the selection of a Kiwi transgender weightlifter

Sports reporter

When I arrived at Rhodes University as a first-year journalism student, I was placed in a mixed-gender residence.

Salisbury House, once a convent, had been reserved strictly for women, but in 1986 the university authorities decided to combine the sexes.

It certainly wasn’t a unisex set-up, with an impenetrable locked door separating men from the women. The women had three storeys of luxuriantly carpeted corridors with their own common room, while we got linoleum tiles and pokey bedrooms...

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