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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, www.estudiln.net, 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.”