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Gender equality on University Challenge

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I'm a big fan of University Challenge, but it bothers me that the teams are generally all-male or male-dominated.

Males are not the most inherently clever gender, so there must be systemic reasons why other genders are not represented more frequently.

One way to solve this gender disparity, which would simultaneously make the show more representative and a better role model for non-male genders, would be to require teams to have no more than half their members from a single gender (potentially with dispensation for institutions which only admit one gender).

I think the competition would be more entertaining too, though I have no evidence for that.



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