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34. Remember the flak over Dr. Renée Richards playing women's tennis?



Renée Richards (born Richard Raskind August 19, 1934, in New York City) is a physician and professional tennis player.

In 1975 she underwent sex reassignment surgery.

In 1976 the United States Tennis Association denied her entrance into the U.S. Open. She challenged the ban, and the New York Supreme Court ruled in her favor in 1977.

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  -An Amputee Sprinter: Is He Disabled or Too-Abled? (The "fastest man on no legs") BurtWorm  May-17-07 10:32 AM   #0 
  - it's a tough call  northzax   May-17-07 10:59 AM   #1 
  - SNL had a similar thought back in the late 80's  lazyriver   May-17-07 11:05 AM   #2 
  - Well argued!  BurtWorm   May-17-07 11:05 AM   #3 
  - Yeah  hfojvt   May-17-07 11:37 AM   #7 
     - Voight-Kampff test...  Tesha   May-17-07 01:21 PM   #22 
        - it's not fair using google or wiki to answer that!!  hfojvt   May-17-07 01:48 PM   #24 
           - I didn't use Google. I simply knew the name of the test and...  Tesha   May-17-07 02:05 PM   #26 
  - Do you consider eyeglasses (or contacts or surgery) as artificial?  AngryAmish   May-17-07 12:20 PM   #14 
     - obviously artifical  northzax   May-17-07 12:33 PM   #15 
        - Ballplayers (and Tiger Woods) have overcorrected their vision through surgery  AngryAmish   May-17-07 12:47 PM   #17 
           - but they didn't get mechanical enhancement  northzax   May-17-07 01:01 PM   #18 
           - I never knew that and that seems bogus to me  hfojvt   May-17-07 02:33 PM   #27 
  - Never thought I would see the day when people with legs  dogday   May-17-07 11:08 AM   #4 
  - that's the point, though, isn't it?  northzax   May-17-07 11:46 AM   #8 
     - NO I would not... Running is just a small part of life  dogday   May-17-07 11:51 AM   #10 
     - maybe you wouldn't  northzax   May-17-07 12:05 PM   #12 
        - Could we not also see someone who has longer legs  dogday   May-17-07 01:06 PM   #19 
           - work has nothing to do with it  northzax   May-17-07 08:10 PM   #31 
     - ten million?  hfojvt   May-17-07 02:39 PM   #28 
        - how very exact...  northzax   May-17-07 08:00 PM   #30 
  - How many 'natural' atheletes now use blood doping? Or train in low oxygen environs?  cryingshame   May-17-07 11:12 AM   #5 
  - blood doping is banned (see Professional Cycling, Death of)  northzax   May-17-07 11:50 AM   #9 
     - It's a great discussion, IMO. What has happened with pro sports. The use and abuse  cryingshame   May-18-07 06:04 PM   #36 
  - mabe both - disabled and too abled  hfojvt   May-17-07 11:24 AM   #6 
  - well, I assume he doesn't wear those legs to the grocery  northzax   May-17-07 11:54 AM   #11 
  - Which raises the question, why do we revere "natural" athletes so much  SmokingJacket   May-17-07 12:09 PM   #13 
  - How do other legless atheletes perform?  mainegreen   May-17-07 12:41 PM   #16 
  - He's just naturally fast  KamaAina   May-17-07 01:13 PM   #20 
     - ESPN, I think, does an hour or two.  BurtWorm   May-17-07 01:19 PM   #21 
  - All I know is this poor guy is in the middle of a major ideological debate right now  ComerPerro   May-17-07 01:28 PM   #23 
  - I made the analogy to slavery  hfojvt   May-17-07 01:52 PM   #25 
  - Cases like this are just the tip of the comming iceberg.  Odin2005   May-17-07 03:25 PM   #29 
  - bio-conservative bigots?  northzax   May-17-07 08:14 PM   #32 
  - I think there should be two classes - "Stock" and "Modified"  Canuckistanian   May-17-07 08:16 PM   #33 
  - Remember the flak over Dr. Renée Richards playing women's tennis?  kskiska   May-17-07 10:40 PM   #34 
  - He doesn't look like a lifelong "Sprinter." They have very little body fat.  alphafemale   May-17-07 10:57 PM   #35 
  - It's a fascinating story  malaise   May-18-07 07:10 PM   #37 
 

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