The former wife of Nelson Mandela has called on all of South Africa to stand behind gender-row athlete Caster Semenya after claims the 800m champion runner is a hermaphrodite.
Winnie Mandela spoke out as Caster's mother Dorcus reacted with fury to the report that her daughter has both male and female sex organs, but no womb or ovaries.
The survey concluded that our menfolk make the best husbands – which doesn't quite tally with the fact that 45 per cent of marriages end in divorce.
But, according to a leading relationship coach, a great many relationship disasters stem from the fact that modern women are turning their husbands hermaphrodite.
But Mr Davies this week said that would not now happen.
However if the claims about the athlete are true, it is almost certain she would be barred from future competitions.
The Sydney Daily Telegraph published the details yesterday after reportedly speaking to a source close to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
It claimed Caster has three times more testosterone than a normal female and will be advised to have an operation because her condition carries grave health risks.
' During a phone interview with South Africa’s Star newspaper, a furious Mrs Semenya demanded: ‘What do you want from me, people? ‘They did whatever they wanted to do with our child without informing us first.’Mr Davies said: ‘The statements in the Australian press should be treated with caution as they are not official statements by the IAAF.'We have received the results from Germany, but they now need to be examined by a group of experts and we will not be in a position to speak to the athlete about them for at least a few weeks.
"Many of us are so focused, decisive and assertive, that the only role left for our husbands is one where they comply and let us take charge – traditionally feminine traits.
But the irony is, we don't actually want men like that, and we end up eventually resenting them for not being more dominant and fearless." Where once men's clearly defined role was simply to hunt and gather, they are now faced with women who do exactly the same in their careers, and who, once they get back from the office, demand total equality at home.
The runner breezed to victory in the women's 800 metres during her first major adult competition.
Officials initially said they would strip Caster of her gold medal if tests showed she was not entirely female.