It’s Political (Bovine) Correctness Run Amok!

You really just can’t make this stuff up …

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MADRID (Reuters) – Women in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, world-famous for its ferocious bull-running festival, are demanding their own version complete with cows instead of bulls.

A student website,, set the ball rolling with its campaign “Cows want to run” which asks for a separate encierro, as the bull-runs are known, where only women are allowed to take part.

I’m sure there’s some sort of political argument to make here, though that’s a different topic for a different blog. For now, I prefer to just point and laugh.

The students say it’s only logical that women should have their own bull-run.

“Cows, as well as bulls, have four legs and a natural instinct to run,” says their manifesto. “An encierro for cows, would put Pamplona at the vanguard of traditional fiestas with equality for men and women.”

Founding Editor
  1. Seriously? Cows? The running of the cows? When did quadrupeds become concerned with “political correctness?” And I thought this ridiculous obsession with being PC was just an American thing. I guess I DO need to travel more.

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