Meanwhile, in Cambridge…

The BBC says:

An all-male Cambridge University drinking society has cancelled its annual female-only jelly wrestling contest after it was labelled sexist.

Reading that, I wondered: Why is this sexist?

  • Is it because men were not allowed to participate? (Probably not. I think the point of the protest was that nobody should be allowed to participate.)
  • Is it because women were doing something silly & undignified? (If that constitutes sexism, we’re all in big trouble.)
  • Is it because the silly & undignified acts were done largely for the entertainment of men? (If so, what does that say about ‘male revue’ acts like Thunder From Down Under?)