Today, I won a Freewheel cycling competition, by a considerable margin.
The announcement went like this: “P won the Freewheel, and Katie gets the Women’s Trophy”
I will get the Women’s Freewheel Trophy, because I was the best woman. Fine.
The runner up will get the Freewheel Trophy, because he is not female, and he was the next best rider.
I have an issue with this: by definition, because the Freewheel Trophy has simply “Freewheel Trophy” engraved upon it, it is the trophy for the overall winner.
Also! I WON. But, P was announced as winning, as if my doing better than everyone else is negated by the fact I don’t have a dick.
Logically, I ought to get both the women’s trophy and the overall trophy. I would actually be quite happy to accept just the Freewheel Trophy, and allow the Women’s Trophy to go to the runner-up woman, or better still, demand that the Women’s Trophy be renamed “freewheel champion: opposite sex” so it can go to the bloke who came second to me.
I mentioned this in the pub after the competition, the person in charge kept quite a stony expression on his face and very strongly implied that I will only get the women’s trophy, and the runner-up will be declared the winner because he is male and I am not.