Calgary Stampede: A breeding ground for sexism?

As the Calgary Stampede kicks off, the Calgary Herald reports young women are again flocking to the city to work the many temporary service sector jobs created by bars and night clubs during these 10 days.

“They all want to meet a rich guy from Calgary now so the hot girls come because there’s all these rich guys making all this money. It’s like a movie,” says one nightclub owner in the article.

Must be a horror movie. While it’s critical to note that the women quoted in the article don’t cite a desire to identify a wealthy husband as their ambition, we cannot help but be disturbed by this characterization of women as gold-diggers keen to use their assets to find a husband…