Progress: Coney Island crowns first ever women’s winner of July 4th hot dog eating contest

posted at 3:51 pm on July 4, 2011 by Allahpundit

“These are suffragettes for a new era,” said one of the promoters. According to a contestant, “To me, this excitement is similar to when women were given the right to vote.” A video toast, then, to America’s virtues on its birthday: Equality, competition, eyepopping spectacle, and the pursuit of happiness in its myriad wonderful forms. All that’s missing here is apple pie. Which is for the best, since these lunatics would start eating it by the fistful.

Two clips, one of the women’s contest and the other of the men’s; if you only have time for one, stick with the gals. Exit quotation: “She’s absolutely an elegant young lady, and yet she has the jaw of a German Shepherd.”

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truly a feminist milestone

commodore on July 4, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Just saw something about this contest on the Food Channel, and here it is! Who knew?

txmomof6 on July 4, 2011 at 3:53 PM

And the walls of patriarchal sexism in hot dog eating contests come tumbling down.

TAKE THAT, OPPRESSORS!

Good Lt on July 4, 2011 at 3:54 PM

I went to school with some wonderful women who could handle some hot dogs like no men could. They just never did it in quiet this way.

God I loved those women.

IlikedAUH2O on July 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM

OK quite. I have been intensely working. I shall be more careful.

IlikedAUH2O on July 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Another barrier to full equality falls. This day will be long remembered and told in song and story for centuries to come.

Mason on July 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM

When will the Weiner news finally stop! lol

Tuari on July 4, 2011 at 3:58 PM

I missed this year’s contest. Is there footage of anyone eating and puking at the same time? That’s always the highlight of this event for me…

joejm65 on July 4, 2011 at 3:59 PM

She better get home fast, they’re rationing toilet paper at Coney Island.

lowandslow on July 4, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Email your wieners pics to Bloomberg!

Kini on July 4, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Hah, and liberals say we need a equal rights amendment.

The invisible hand, mouth, et cetera of hot dog eating will do the job.

SteveMG on July 4, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Sonya Thomas is a true American hero. Seriously. Google her. She’s worked hard and kicked some male butt to get to where she is today.

albo on July 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM

I missed this year’s contest. Is there footage of anyone eating and puking at the same time? That’s always the highlight of this event for me…

joejm65 on July 4, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Highlights already up on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEP6gAQCPcg

Del Dolemonte on July 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM

She broke the glass celing. And likely ruined a porcelain floor.

DrAllecon on July 4, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Only in America would they have a over-eating contest.

SC.Charlie on July 4, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Competitive eating is deadsexy.

radioboyatl on July 4, 2011 at 4:12 PM

I wonder if people practice for this.

darwin on July 4, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Only in America would they have a over-eating contest.

and Japan.

I’m surprised it’s not a reality show yet (or is it?).

Something similar anyway.

Maybe I’m on to something. Picture a trio of B list celebrity judges (one must have an English accent).

Maybe they can have contestants eat the most food, the most disgusting things, and we can all vote by text message on who our favorite idiot is! Pure win.

reaganaut on July 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM

“…and thats how I met your mother!”

- Either happiest or most disappointed man in America

SarahW on July 4, 2011 at 4:24 PM

It’s so refreshing to see women making huge strides in fields typically dominated by 130lb Asian guys…

Jeddite on July 4, 2011 at 4:24 PM

I, for one, am a better American for having watched this video of insane people gorging themselves on grotesque hot dogs while some nitwit bellows into a microphone as a form of encouragement.

My mind reels at the question of whether the contestants will now induce vomiting or actually attempt to digest this awful mess, with the memory of last Monday’s colonoscopy still … fresh … in my mind.

Jaibones on July 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM

The nitrates….the nitrates.

cynccook on July 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Tell me you don’t get turned on by watching that lady woof down hot dogs, guys. You are and you know it!

lorien1973 on July 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Only in America would they have a over-eating contest.

SC.Charlie on July 4, 2011 at 4:11 PM

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/324675/weird_history_revealed_vomitoriums_.html?cat=37

cynccook on July 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Gluttony knows no gender!

Warner Todd Huston on July 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Tell me you don’t get turned on by watching that lady woof down hot dogs, guys. You are and you know it!

lorien1973 on July 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM

In that case, whatever you do, don’t search google images with the term “ruptured stomach.”

cynccook on July 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM

NOW just released a statement hailing this as an historic achievement for women everywhere.
/

darwin on July 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

The invisible ketchup ceiling has been splattered. Hooray.

bitsy on July 4, 2011 at 4:37 PM

I went to school with some wonderful women who could handle some hot dogs like no men could. They just never did it in quiet this way.

God I loved those women.

IlikedAUH2O on July 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM

LOL. Sounds like I would’ve loved ‘em, too. ;-)

TXUS on July 4, 2011 at 4:39 PM

the epitome of class

cmsinaz on July 4, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Equality my arse, the women competed separately.

stefanite on July 4, 2011 at 4:46 PM

One great stride for feminists, one huge leap back for global warming. I thought women were supposed to be more concerned about AGW than men, yet here they are destroying Baja with hot dogs, which are terrible for the climate crisis, destroying biodiversity, not to mention the issue of food security.

William Teach on July 4, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Tell me you don’t get turned on by watching that lady woof down hot dogs, guys. You are and you know it!

lorien1973 on July 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM

One for the ladies: Wolfing Down Hot Dog

slickwillie2001 on July 4, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Sorry for the O/T but for those in Joplin, MO, Rush will be there about 8 your time for a 4th celebration. bho will probably bent out of shape Rush is celebrating America’s Birthday, not him! I can hardly wait to see the pictures and msm smear on this.
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letget on July 4, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Maybe the terrroists have a point.

TiminPhx on July 4, 2011 at 5:01 PM

I was watching FNC earlier and they had some Doctor on saying this type of stuff encourages obesity.

Really? An American tradition that has been around way before the ‘obesity epidemic’ …

Ian on July 4, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Wouldn’t that be ‘separate, but equal’?

catmman on July 4, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Woman were always the leaders in the ‘binge & purge’…

AmIRight?

*ducks*

catmman on July 4, 2011 at 5:13 PM

“It is time for us to realize that we’re too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams. We’re not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline. I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing….We have every right to dream heroic dreams.

It does require, however, our best effort and our willingness to believe in ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds, to believe that together with God’s help we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And after all, why shouldn’t we believe that? We are Americans.” -Ronald Reagan

redeye on July 4, 2011 at 5:16 PM

The Black Widow has been closing on this one for years. She is now the world champion eater.

pat on July 4, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Equality my arse, the women competed separately.
 
stefanite on July 4, 2011 at 4:46 PM

 
Yep. I’d wager her 40-dog win wouldn’t even get a man to the semi-semi-finals.

rogerb on July 4, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Sorry for the Captain Bringdown comment, but I don’t get it. As pointed out: she competed separately, ate 22 less hot dogs than the male winner, ate one less dog than her personal record. Waddya talking’ about?

..guess it’s just a slow news day.

The War Planner on July 4, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Will she have to stand in line twice or more for enough toilet paper to cover that Crown, ya know, when it comes out the other end?

Dont_Tread_On_Me on July 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Sorry for posting back to back, but I searched and found that, for men, you get to eat 38 and THEN try to qualify in NY.
 

Cleveland, OH – Nathans Hot Dog eating contest had a qualifying round in Cleveland Thursday. Chicago’s Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti won with 38 hot dogs…
 
Bertoletti will now compete in the July 4th contest held at Coney Island in New York City.

 
Off to dinner and fireworks. Happy Independence Day to all.

rogerb on July 4, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Call me when they have a kielbasa eating contest.

profitsbeard on July 4, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Why does this story make me think about this?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on July 4, 2011 at 5:46 PM

“God spoke directly to Issac…”

Dude. I think you meant Moses.

TexasDan on July 4, 2011 at 6:31 PM

“To me, this excitement is similar to when women were given the right to vote.”

Another example of how sexist (and stupid) the left is… again celebrating something men do naturally. When that chick in the WNBA (pardon my language) finally dunked, the left acted like it was the liberation of Paris. One chick started at first base on a Div. III baseball team and SI was there for the story… every year a few girls make the HS football team and ESPN goes live from the campus.

Ever see two chicks move a sofa by themselves? You’ll get a few high-fives and some bragging in your face… celebrating things men do naturally.

It’s sad that we’ve done this to women… making them feel as though success for a woman is defined as doing the minimum a man can do. Thebrre are so many things women do for society, and we’ve made them feel ashamed of succeeding as women… they have to act like men.

mankai on July 4, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Ha! I don’t have the stomach for eating more than a single hot dog, so bravo to the woman who consumed mass quantities (and is probably now suffering gastronomic distress) to take the title! People are reading too much into this…it’s a hot dog eating contest, plain and simple. Happy Independence Day!

scalleywag on July 4, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Tim Pawlenty on eating 100 ears of corn at the Iowa State Fair:

“I’ll do it!”

Mr. Wednesday Night on July 4, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Just good old fashioned fun…reminds me of simpler times…sigh…..

lynncgb on July 4, 2011 at 7:57 PM

How strangely American.

…..and BANNED under ObamaCare regs and mandates (as the Secretary shall determine).

PappyD61 on July 4, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Who won the arugula eating contest?

mankai on July 4, 2011 at 8:51 PM

…again celebrating something men do naturally. When that chick in the WNBA (pardon my language) finally dunked, the left acted like it was the liberation of Paris. One chick started at first base on a Div. III baseball team and SI was there for the story…

mankai on July 4, 2011 at 6:42 PM

..not to refute what you’re saying at all, but I am betting when the first man gives birth to a baby, there’ll be a flock of reporters watching him give the final push.

The War Planner on July 4, 2011 at 9:00 PM

The War Planner on July 4, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Just another way for women to demonstrate “equality” with reduced standards so we can whine in the future about a double standard. “Insert woman here” for President! Let the flaming begin. :)

DrMagnolias on July 4, 2011 at 9:05 PM

I hear Mochelle can inhale a taxpayer lobster in fifteen seconds flat… without so much as blinking.

viking01 on July 4, 2011 at 9:09 PM

The War Planner on July 4, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Any man who does will not be “celebrated” by a vast, vast majority of other men or by women… and he’ll probably only have done it for the cash.

“Did you hear about that guy in San Francisco who gave birth to that baby? High-five, buddy! Men rule. We’re just as good as women. Take that, ladies!” /things that never happened

mankai on July 4, 2011 at 9:12 PM

She ate 40. I’m just trying to get my wife to eat one.

birdhurd on July 4, 2011 at 10:24 PM

I just imagine the ‘Black Widow’ and Chestnut, dressed to the nines and incognito, going into a 5-star restaurant, order their ‘usual’ and throw down an eating content among the unsuspecting guests. It would be hilarious.

michaelo on July 4, 2011 at 11:08 PM

women eating hotdogs. NICE. AP you need to get some action buddy…

maineconservative on July 5, 2011 at 2:09 AM

Why can I imagine someone cajoling her into eating “just one, wafer thin mint”?

BillH on July 5, 2011 at 2:23 AM

Notice that like so many other ‘contests’ the only way a woman could be declared a winner was for a separate division created only for women.

She DIDN’T WIN THE CONTEST she won for being a woman and eating more hotdogs than other women.

This sort of PC is what infects western civilization today.

Any time I see a woman praised as being the ‘best’ in anything or in a position of ‘power’ I always think “what requirements did they relax so that she got that position?”

It’s the same rot as affirmative action. Whenever you cannot be sure of the actual skill of those who are claimed to have merit then ALL the skills of those who claim merit are questionable.

It poisons everyone’s just awards and accolades.

jcw46 on July 5, 2011 at 4:15 AM

Wait until these folks discover that the Boomberg administration has rationed the Coney Island Toilet paper…

Don L on July 5, 2011 at 6:38 AM

So, rather than competing eith the men, the women had to get there own contest?

Count to 10 on July 5, 2011 at 9:07 AM

mankai on July 4, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Maybe we should celebrate humans achieving in whatever venue they chose. What is wrong with women dunking? Why must it be a “natural” thing. How is dunking a basketball “natural” anyway? Most MEN cannot do it. It’s celebrated because it was rare because girls were not ALLOWED let alone encouraged to do so for most of the sport’s history.

Also I have never high fived after moving a sofa. Stop being so insulting. Women move furniture since furniture came into existence. You need to get out more.

herrevery on July 5, 2011 at 9:43 AM