Freedom of Choice
I disagree with Gordon White’s column in which he espouses women’s membership in The Augusta National Golf Club.
Unfortunately, he resorts to name-calling by labeling those opposed to female membership as intolerant bigots and the club as racist; pokes fun at members strutting around in green jackets; and says Augusta is an institution of social dinosaurs which is waging a horrid war on women. He also calls Billy Payne, the current chairman of Augusta National and the Masters, a dictator.
Frankly, I’m a little sick of your prejudice and people like you shoving down our throats a “no choice policy.” You also use inflammatory language to try to effect the change. Your rhetoric accomplishes nothing and only stiffens the opposition of those who disagree with you.
We like to have choices in our country. This is called freedom. For example, supposed today you wanted to attend an all-male college. You couldn’t because they don’t exist any longer. Male colleges caved in to political correctness and turned co-ed.
However, if you want to attend a woman’s college, you can. There is Smith, Wellesley, Mount Holyoke and many other “girls’ schools.” I am pleased that women have a choice. In your world, Gordon, we would force all colleges to be co-ed and we would have no choice.
I often think of what caused the demise of the famous men’s watering hole named the Biltmore Men’s Bar. There was a new law which made single-sex bars illegal and women were allowed in the Biltmore Men’s Bar. A few months later it was a computer center. Who won?
Goodbye choice. Goodbye the United States we love.
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