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This Sea Slug Sheds Penis, Grows New One in 24 Hours

Ability to shed, re-grow sex organ surprises

(Newser) - The Chromodoris reticulata has a peculiar way of mating: After the deed is done, the sea slug sheds its penis ... and then grows a new one within 24 hours and does the whole thing again. "I haven't seen anything like this before," says one expert. A team... More »

Eminem Slams Gaga in New Song

She's 'a male lady,' has a you-know-what, Em raps

(Newser) - Eminem, famous for dissing other celebrities via song, has some words for Lady Gaga in new tune "A Kiss." He takes aim at the Gaga-is-a-hermaphrodite rumors with the line, "Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office / She's still a male... More »

Hermaphrodite Dog Has Gender Surgery

The idea is to make now-female Georgie more adoptable

(Newser) - A hermaphrodite terrier mix named Georgie has had gender reassignment surgery in an effort to make her more adoptable. Georgie, who was born with both male and female sexual organs, had her male organs removed and is now a true bitch (female dog, that is). The UK stray has recovered... More »

Congressman: Lifting 'Don't Ask' Will Mean Hermaphrodites

Duncan Hunter thinks it's a slippery slope

(Newser) - California congressman Duncan Hunter is raising a unique argument against repealing the ban on Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The one-time GOP presidential candidate thinks allowing openly gay soldiers will destroy the "special bond" among soldiers by opening the military to "transgenders, to hermaphrodites, to gays and lesbians."... More »

The Meaning of Caster Semenya

Gender a more fluid concept than sports are prepared to handle

(Newser) - South Africa has rallied around Caster Semenya, but the IAAF still has no idea what to do with her—or the question of gender as a whole. Semenya’s case is particularly personal for South Africans. The country has an unusually high number of intersexed individuals, and apartheid left behind... More »

Strip Club's Ad Pokes Fun at Hermaphrodite Runner

'No need for gender testing!' billboard draws complaints

(Newser) - A strip club’s seemingly obvious reference to the South African runner revealed to be a hermaphrodite is, predictably, drawing complaints—though the club’s owner says his billboard proclaiming “No need for gender testing!” underneath a busty model isn’t a stab at Caster Semenya. Lolly Jackson... More »

Athletics Boss: I Lied About Semenya

'Tell me someone who has not lied to protect a child,' Chuene says

(Newser) - The president of Athletics South Africa admitted today that he lied to cover up gender tests conducted on runner Caster Semenya, saying he was trying to protect her, the Mail & Guardian reports. Leonard Chuene also admitted to rejecting advice from an ASA team doctor to withdraw Semenya from last... More »

Semenya Ban Would Start World War III: S. Africa

Sports minister steps up defense of racing champ

(Newser) - South Africa’s sports minister threatened “the third world war” if Caster Semenya is barred from competing in women’s sporting events because of the results of a sex test, the BBC reports. Such a decision “would be totally unfair and totally unjust,” said the official. “... More »

Cruise Daughter Gets $59K Makeover

Plus, Pamela Anderson was a nympho, and Lady GaGa is a hermaphrodite

(Newser) - Tom Cruise’s 16-year-old daughter felt a little insecure—so he shelled out $59,000 for a makeover, Australia’s News Network reports. Isabella “was complaining that boys never notice her,” a source tells the National Enquirer, adding that since the makeover, she’s “more confident and... More »

Even Toughest Toads Are Being Unmanned

Clues to sex-change mystery could explain amphibian decline

(Newser) - The mystery of the hermaphrodite toads may be solved: Researchers have found that various chemicals used in farming are linked to sex changes in certain amphibian species, the Independent reports. In a population of cane toads, 40% of males had developed feminine coloring and ovaries, and an additional 20% had... More »

'Male' Panda Gives Birth to Twins

Jinzhu turns out to be a 'normal girl' after all

(Newser) - A giant panda once thought to be male gave birth to twin cubs this week in China. Jinzhu was believed to be male at birth, but the panda showed zero sexual interest after being shipped to Japan in 2000 to breed with a female. When scientists attempted artificial insemination, they... More »

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