Male domination in the world of … dog shows?
A Reuters report has exposed a neglected facet of male and female inequality: About twice as many male dogs as female dogs have won “Best in Show” over the last century at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
That’s not how any of this works …
After female dogs win, they typically “retire” and are used for breeding more show dogs. That gives male dogs an advantage since they can compete longer while still being able to stud, according to Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly. Female dogs are reportedly limited by their bodies.
“Males can keep going,” Westminster Kennel Club spokeswoman Gail Miller Bisher told Reuters. “They can be used as stud and continue showing and keep their coat and keep their shape of body and all that.”
Glenn tried to explain this horrifying example of gender inequality to Stu on today’s show. Watch his tongue-in-cheek reaction in the clip (above).