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Calgary Stampede: A Breeding Ground For Mike Powell via Getty Images

Calgary Stampede: A Breeding Ground For Sexism?

With nary an image of women competing in barrel racing or girls mucking out 4H stalls, we must be actively critical of myriad media images of young women in Daisy Duke cut-offs and leather bras. And yes, there are hyper-sexualized images of shirtless cowboys too: all the more reason we should talk to our children, neighbours, friends and maybe even strangers about rampant, stereotypical Stampede messaging.
07/07/2014 12:41 EDT