What's the Big Deal, Martha?

I may be asking for a lot of ragey emails, but can someone please explain why the lack of female members in Augusta National Golf Club is such a big deal? [Payne says no timetable on women at Augusta National (http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/news/story?id=2437506)]

National is a private club. Private as in the membership decides the rules. Private as in that everyone is not a member. Private as in non-members can't tell you what to do. Private as in if you don't like the rules, don't try to join this club; start your own club.

Why isn't there a gender issue regarding the membership rolls of Junior League or college fraternities or sororities? When should I expect a man to show-up in skates and bloomers on RollerGirls?

The Constitution guarantees Americans the right do what they want provided that it is within the context of the law. Thus, if I wanted to start a club catering only to individuals who get pissed off by stupid issues being created or blown out of proportion to further some other agenda, then I can. Martha, you can't be in that club either because you have to be under 40. Sure, that's age discrimination, but it's a private club and we're not a government contractor.

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