Feminists Throw a Fit, Claims There's a Glass Ceiling....On Dog Competitions


To hear feminists talk, everything that is wrong with the world today is the fault of the male-dominated social order known as the “patriarchy,” which has imposed something of a “glass ceiling” that prevents women from achieving success.

But according to Reuters, that patriarchal glass ceiling isn’t just stymieing female humans, but female dogs as well, at least in regard to the highly competitive world of show dogs.

In 2017, a female German shepherd named Rumor snagged the “Best in Show” award at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York — which would seemingly disprove the glass ceiling theory right off the bat — but she will not be defending her title in this year’s competition, as she had a litter of puppies and has been retired from the show circuit.

However, while Rumor and other female show dogs are often forced into early retirement by motherhood, male show dogs can compete for several years even as they sire countless litters of purebred pups.

“Now she won’t show again, she’s done,” said Westminster Kennel Club spokeswoman Gail Miller Bisher, in reference to Rumor. “But males can keep going. They can be used as stud and continue showing and keep their coat and keep their shape of body and all that.”

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Bisher explained that in the long run, a male Best in Show winner will bring a larger payoff to their owner than a female winner will, in that the male can breed multiple times and even have its sperm frozen for later use while a female is limited to only a few litters of puppies, which will also end their show career.

The peak competition age for show dogs is between 3-5-years-old, which also happens to be the prime breeding age of female dogs, which tend to lose some of the luster from their coat and the pristine shape of their bodies after carrying and birthing a litter, making them far less likely to succeed in the realm of dog shows where looks are everything.

Furthermore, according to the New York Post, female dogs can become “moody” at certain points in their six-month “heat” cycle due to hormonal imbalances and exhibit behavioral issues, which can make them more difficult for handlers to show.

“Some people say, ‘I don’t want to be bothered with that, I’ll go with a male,’” stated breeder and handler Kimberly Calvacca. “People don’t like to campaign females because they don’t like to jeopardize their breeding program. Males can be used to stud anytime and still show and breed at the same time.”

Do you think feminists have gotten the patriarchy confused with biology?

Thus, more dog breeders and handlers prefer to go with a male dog for competitions in order to avoid such potential problems, which of course has resulted in there being more male dogs entered into competitions than female dogs, which of course also means that male dogs are more likely to win, simply by law of averages.

To wit, in this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — scheduled to begin Feb. 12 in New York — there has been a total of 1,699 male dogs entered as compared to only 1,220 female dogs.

Those numbers are in line with the fact that, since the WKC began handing out their awards in 1907, female dogs have won Best In Show only 39 times as compared with the 71 times a male dog has won, nearly twice as often.

But as The Daily Wire pointed out, there is nothing “fair” about biology when it comes to feminism and the patriarchy, and this supposed gender inequality among show dogs is laughable at best.

In reality, the only thing this talk about a glass ceiling for female show dogs has done is make the biological argument against the feminist narrative, in that it reveals the simple truth that many females — of all species, apparently — have a hard if not impossible between a career and family.

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Hilariously, this glass ceiling for dogs argument has also exposed the underlying biological reasons for the alleged patriarchy-perpetrated “gender wage gap” that feminists often crow about. In truth, it is women voluntarily leaving the workforce to raise a family that somewhat lowers the average wages of women across the board, among other various reasons.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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