Backward thinking at The Masters
So now we have another case of a woman not being allowed in a men's locker room. This time it was at The Masters, widely known as a welcoming home for women reporters, women golfers and women servers (Hint, all the servers at Augusta National Golf Club, where The Masters is held, are black men).
I know The Masters apologized. But it's important to note here that Augusta is about the last bastion in the world where a female reporter would be subject to this kind of thing, mistake or not. The guy who apologized probably had his fingernails pulled out first.
With that in mind, and my lengthy history with the tournament and female sportswriters, I hereby present the evolution of a typical Augusta National member on the subject of equal rights for women.
Here's how they get to where they are:
I don't think women should be allowed in the locker room at the Masters.
I don't think women should be allowed to have pads of paper, pencils or pens.
I don't think women should be allowed to ask questions at news conferences.
I don't think women should be allowed to attend news conferences.
I don't think women should be allowed to get press credentials for the Masters.
I don't think women should be allowed to buy tickets to the Masters.
I don't think women should be allowed to get inside the gates at the Masters.
I don't think women should be allowed to rent a car or take a cab in Augusta, Ga.
I don't think women should be allowed to rent a hotel or motel room in Augusta.
I don't think women should be allowed in Augusta.
I don't think women should be allowed to transfer planes at the Atlanta airport.
I don't think women should be allowed to deplane at the Atlanta airport.
I don't think women should be allowed to land at the Atlanta airport.
I don't think women should be allowed to land anywhere in Georgia.
I don't think women should be allowed to fly over the great state of Georgia.
I don't think women should be allowed on airplanes.
I don't think airplanes that allow women should not be allowed to take off.
I don't think women should be allowed within five miles of the airport, kind of like those no gun zones near schools.
I don't think women should have suitcases for their clothes.
I don't think women should have more than one change of clothes.
I don't think women should be allowed out of the house to buy clothes.
I don't think women should be allowed out of the house.
I don't think ...
You finally did it kegel. Another stupid article makes me leave the site. Thought dinosaurs were extinct.
maybe a few of these columns would make a good coffee table book. you know, if you needed something to put under a leg to keep the table from wobbling perhaps...
Dave you are full of it... Augusta National Golf Club does not have an all black waitstaff and hasn't had in years. I know this for a fact because I was there. What possessed you to write such silly drivel ? Weren't you inspired by the competition this year ? or the drama of Sunday ? or the contributions that the club has made to the game this year and for the past 75 years ? or the excellence of the Masters Tournament ? Were you feeling pouty because you weren't invited to attend ? (Go figure) It was a non-issue and if you're not ashamed of yourself for your decietful unprofessional writing then you should resign or be forced to.
I don't think....Dave Begel should write a column anymore. Kidding Dave - write whatever you want but, your list moves beyond the "clever" category after the first four - we get it - it's wrong, old white men are idiots and criminals. Is any one surprised that this happened at Augusta? Is it right? I'm not surpirsed but quite frankly, I don't care. We aren't talking about Tahir Square, Libya, etc. So some sports reporter wasn't allowed into a locker room. Oh the horror! Maybe they would have gotten one of the athletes to give up the secret to cancer accidentally. Or more importantly, ask them what they were thinking on the 14th tee - fascinating! Did you like your pimento cheese sandwich at the turn? It's not surprising. Is it embarrassing? Sure for about one minute. Can we talk about REAL issues in media or are we still shocked "black men serve the golfers" (south of Virginia) and "the occasional female reporter isn't allowed in the locker room where men are showering" - GASP! Ka - pow! Whoa! Dave, like are the Kardashians coming back for another season or will Kirstie Alley be voted off DWTS tonight? Those are answers we want to know.... Not really, but this column was a stretch in terms of hand wringing, indignation...
To believe that female reporters should be allowed in a male locker room is the epitome of feminist hypocrisy. The Feminist Movement is ultimately about gaining power and control over men. And the fact that females are now allowed into a male locker room when the men are naked or semi-naked reveals just how successful that agenda has become. It is successful to the point that any male athlete that dares speak out against this blantant invasion of his basic human rights to privacy, respect, and dignity is immediately slapped down by intimidation and threats of the loss of his job and income by feminists, feminist organizations, and those who have been brainwashed into believing it is clothed female reporters that experience sexual harrassment in a male locker room rather than the athlete. I addressed this issue in detail in a 4-part article posted on The Cypress Times (http://www.thecypresstimes.com/ColumnistSe). It explains why the arguments feminists use to rob male athletes of their basic human rights are flawed and hypocritical. If feminists and female reporters were truly interested in equal rights they would insist that the sports organizations forbide all reporters - male and female - from being allowed in the locker room. Rather, a room would be specifically set aside for the purpose of interviewing the athletes after they are dressed. But they don't. They insist on bullying their way into the locker room in the name of equality. It seems the idea of equality for feminists is the subjugation of men.
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