I did my first organized race of the year, a local 5k. Two of my younger siblings, Ruth and Ed, participated as well. I beat them both.
The local 5k has an unusual feature: the men and the women run separately. Ladies go first, at 9. Men follow at 9:50. Each woman or girl gets a single rose upon finishing the race.
Each man gets... the satisfaction of finishing. But no flower.
Is that unfair?
I admit, I don't care.
Statistically, I suppose
The stereotype is true:
Women like getting a rose
More than men do.