Monday, April 14, 2003

The Master's

Well, as some of you may or may not know, The Master's Tournament has come and gone again this year. What makes it so interesting that the Master has gone this year? Well it seems the ever... hm... you know, I just can't think of an appropriate adjective, National Organization of Women wanted the Master's to allow a woman player. They were rather upset over the fact that the membership of the club was strictly male. They even planned protests (as it turns out 40 people showed up to protest). Yet the one question that has rambled through my mind since this nonsense started is "Is this really important?"

Think about it. "Is this important?" Does it matter whether or not there is a female player in the Master's? Is it life-shattering? Is it demeaning to females to not play this tournament? Is it hurting females to not be able to play this tournament? Is it important. Whenever we fight a battle that is the question we should always ask ourselves. "Is it important?" The battles for civil rights. They qualified. The battles for our constitution. They qualified. The battles to stop Hitler (or any other despot). They qualified. The battle to get a woman in the Master's.

Kinda puts it all in perspective eh?

What I want to know is, why is NOW so afraid of a males-only organization? Shall we ban fraternities? Shall we do away with any vestige of sex division in our society? Uni-sex bathrooms for everyone?? I'm sure that would go over quite well with the teenage male population. What is so wrong with a group of men doing "men things" together? What is so wrong with a Men's club? Men don't complain about a Women's club (a nice example is all the women's colleges sitting out there still). Why? Because we're not scared of it. We don't care what happens within it. Quite f rankly we don't care one way or the other. Why is it that women (especially those in NOW) do? Maybe someone would be sweet and kind enough to tell me. If not, I guess I'll have to continue laughing at the stupidity of it all.



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