Finland's Annual Wife-Carrying Contesst
She ain't heavy, she's my wife--and I don't want her to get off my back!
What an...interesting competition!
Make sure you read the whole thing, the stuff on gender equality and gender specific roles is really good. I especially like the end-
They may be expressing--in an admittedly peculiar manner--that they want to live in a world where husbands and wives are equals, but their roles aren't completely interchangeable.
Now the only question I have is, if we were to compete, should I lose more weight to make it easier to win, or gain more weight so he wins more beer? I guess that would depend on what kind of beer they use for the prize! ;)