My college boat club has two captains, one each for the men’s and women’s crews. Captains hold their positions for a year. One of the pair is chosen to be overall captain, a role with slightly more responsibility.
The overall captain is usually the men’s captain. One year, I asked the men’s captain, who was a friend of mine, why he had been chosen to be overall captain over his female counterpart. “Well, you have to liaise with the alumni for fundraising and so on, and they just don’t donate as much if they’re dealing with the women’s captain,” he replied. This was, apparently, common and accepted knowledge in the upper echelons of the club. Never mind choosing the better candidate and all that. Ah well, it was all #HFSF.