Do women want men crashing their Ann Summers parties or the Women’s Institute? And those Women’s Studies meetings at the universities, hidden away in protected rooms – what if men insisted on being present at each and every one of those meetings – and voting?
While the Muirfield members have every right to want to keep their club calm and shrill-free, equally it’s the right of the organizers of the Open to exercise their right to take it away. That’s how freedom of action works.
Fine, so be it. However, it wasn’t left like that, was it? No, McIlroy and other feminists had to weigh in to pressurize the old codgers at Muirfield. It’s not enough for a decision to be made by a club and then they wear whatever happens, no. Richard Craniums like McIlroy have to get out the big stick, a la Jamie Oliver.
I sincerely hope members stick to their guns and dig in, stonewall the coercive bints. For it’s this coercion, not women themselves, which is the issue here. It’s the very act of bullying which is so wrong here. It might have been yoof which insisted on membership or celebs or whoever – it doesn’t matter who the group is – if they’re trying the coercion, they can eff off.