…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
In another blow to misogyny, the women achieved a significant victory, of the all places, in Scotland. They are now eligible to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrew’s. For those not familiar with non-contact sports: The club, beside running the golf course, administers British Open and governs the game all over the world, except the United States and Mexico.
The women* could always play there; they just could not be members. Now, after 260 years, they can.
Women’s groups and female golfers welcomed the vote. Becky Brewerton, a Welsh golfer who twice played in the Solheim Cup, called the ballot “a significant gesture.”
“Obviously there is still that thing in golf about the separation of the men and women so obviously I think it’s a good step forward and probably about time that things started moving forward now,” Brewerton told reporters at the Tenerife Open de Espana today. “There is a lot of history in institutions like that and it’s hard to get things changed.”
Although Trish Johnson, a winner of the Scottish Open, told reporters in Tenerife the vote was “not an important thing to me,” she went on to say that a possible rule change would be “a very important thing in general for women.”
It is reassuring to see that the UK feministas are concentrating on important matters. Meanwhile, in more and more learning institutions of all levels there, from primary to tertiary, the women are expected to sit at the back of the classrooms and lecture halls, not to participate in physical education or even enter gymnasiums**. Those expectations are often enforced by physical violence by the followers of the religion of peace. In theory an unfit woman in burka may still be able to play golf, but will she be allowed?
*/ relatively rich women (and rich men) – in a season the 18 holes costs £160.
**/ The Economist 14-06-2014 Islam in schools