Wie's just another golfer
Breaking new ground in any walk of life is a difficult task and when achieved is something to be very proud of.
Michelle Wie is attempting to do just that, break new ground. She can be proud of her efforts of attempting to compete at the highest level. She is not far off the pace either and before long she may get there and achieve her goals.
But what we cannot forget is that there are plenty of other golfers out there who did achieve their goals. They also were competing at the highest level. They also had to go through all the hardships and probably without the funding behind them that Wie is enjoying.
Let’s congratulate the players that did make it. I look forward to seeing them in the U.S. Open, to watch them compete at the highest level.
I admire Michelle Wie in the way she holds herself and what she is attempting to do, but in this world of equality, the point that she is a woman competing against men cannot come into the argument.
Michelle Wie is a golfer who is competing in the wonderful game of golf at the highest level. Nothing else matters.
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I congratulate you for having the clarity of thought to realize what so few express; namely, that Bubbles is being treated differently precisely because she is a girl. However, it's an illusion to believe that we live in a "world of equality"; we live in no such place and never will.
This is a world wherein quotas and affirmative-action carry the day, if not in a de jure sense then in a de facto one. It's a place wherein Title IX is applied under the pretense of equality when it can be used to limit men's opportunities, but not when equality can only be achieved by limiting women's.
Why is equality so elusive? It's partially because man isn't inherently fair, but more to the point here, it's also because complete equality is thoroughly unworkable and unrealistic. Hey, why not let the developmentally retarded fly airplanes?
No, not everyone is equal, and he never will be. And if we'd stop laboring under the illusion that equality is the highest value, we'd restore some sanity to this degraded world.
Hypocrisy! Hypocrisy they all cry!!!
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