The Royal Troon Golf Club in
Scotland has decided to admit both male and female members after a
long period of controversy. In January it was barred from staging the Open
Championship for the first time in over a hundred and forty years because of
its men-only membership policy. However it has now changed that policy "overwhelmingly"
at a special members' meeting. The club's captain Martin Cheyne
said: "We have said a number of
times recently that it is important for golf clubs to reflect the society in
which we exist and the modern world that looks to us. Therefore, I am delighted
with the decision taken by members of Royal Troon this evening and look forward
to welcoming women to our great Club. It is the right decision for the Club
today, and for the generations of golfers that will follow." There is
no need for me to restate the double-standards inherent in this saga or the
danger it poses to human mental and social integrity; please see the background
links for more detail. It's not even as if Royal Troon is a public institution
like the railways. It is a private organization. There is no justification for
the removal of male spaces and therefore a breach of the universal right to
free association. This is why feminists will refuse to discuss it; it endures
through dedicated non-discussion. The
few pundits willing to speak out at all just mutter incoherencies about
"white, heterosexual male privilege"; but I think such privilege is a
myth. Thankfully we have popular voices speaking out from the other side like
Milo Yiannopolous, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PIvuYCW4rg,
and Sargon of Akkad, see: https://www.youtube.com/user/SargonofAkkad100/.
It has occurred to me that I am
privileged, but not in the way the SJW's think. I enjoyed a male space for most
of my life. Hospital portering has always been a male-dominated profession. There
are women in the service, but nowhere more than 10%; usually much less. Why? Because
hospital portering is a dirty, low-paid unglamourous job.
See here for background: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/women-only-coaches.html.