If I want to get a bunch of writers together, and only writer who like baseball to talk about and write baseball stories, am I allowed to do that? Football fans can start their own group, right?
If I were female, and I wanted to organize a bunch of female motorcyclists to ride together, only women because sometimes men can ruin the group, am I allowed to do that? Male riders can start their own group, right?
If I were a teenage boy, and I wanted to start a film group, and we only watch karate films, and then we act out karate films, but we don’t want any girls because sometimes guys just like to have “guy talk,” and having a girl around might make things different, am I allowed to do that? Girls can start their own group to watch films, right?
If I’m into camping, and I want to start a group of campers, only boys, so this way I don’t have to worry about boys being interested in the girls, and I don’t have to deal with the possible sneaking off, or the possible accusations of a girl being exposed to a boy taking a piss in the woods or things like that, am I allowed to do that? Girls can start their own group, right?
If I were a female teacher, and I wanted to start a reading group, only girls, so we can educate girls on things that they need to know about, no boys because we want to have “girl talk,” am I allowed to do that? Boys can start their own group, right?
If that’s all true, then why are there complaints about the “unfairness” and the “sexism” regarding the males-only policy at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia? If a bunch of crusty old men want to spend their money, buy private property, and have their males-only group of incredibly wealthy, crusty old golfers, then they have every right to do that. If there are enough women don’t like that, then they are free to start their own private club and not let any men join. Personally, I wouldn’t join, nor would I be invited to join.
We all have the right to hang out with only those people with whom we want to hang out – when it’s a private club. If it’s a public situation, then that’s different. You have to view that golf course and that club as if it were someone’s home. We do not have to allow just anyone into our home unless we choose to. It’s not a business. It’s not a story, not a restaurant, at which you must treat everyone equally. It’s a private club. I believe in American, even with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. there can still be private places if we want them.