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  •  It's not like there are any elite clubs (1+ / 0-)
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    out there which are exclusively female. Oh wait. Yeah, there kinda are.

    If these guys want a private club for men they are no less horrible than women who want all women's clubs. I don't necessarily understand the desire to want to belong to exclusively male or female clubs. I wouldn't want to, myself. But this is just a silly nontroversy.

    I could care less about this except for the fact that this appears to me to be nothing more than a political power play, an effort to see if these guys can be forced to do something they don't want to do, to be publicly humiliated... to "show these assholes who's boss". And that's bullshit.

    These guys aren't attacking women. They're not stopping women from playing golf either, the LPGA is doing just fine without them. And there are plenty of exclusively female athletic and social clubs in this country, some of them are kind of a big deal.

    What's the difference?

    You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

    by Eric Stratton on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 02:03:16 AM PDT

    •  Did you read your link? (2+ / 0-)
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      that orginazation does not purposely exclude men.

      If the Republicans ever find out that Barack Obama favors respiration, we'll be a one-party system inside two minutes. - Alan Lewis

      by MadRuth on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 03:42:30 AM PDT

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    •  the difference (1+ / 0-)
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      is that the Augusta membership is an excellent example of the elite (white men) ruling the world. The exclusionary aspect is purposeful and will not be relinquished. The boys will always say, 'let the girls have their own club' because they know it will give the women some false sense of equality when really it just secures their boys club. The issue with men only clubs is that it's far from just being social. Many important business and social issues are being discussed and implemented at these clubs and gosh, if the girls and minorities are not there, then guess what? They don't have a voice.

      you get what you give

      by chicagobleu on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 07:11:07 AM PDT

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