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Comment from: ronmon [Visitor]
Well written. When she gets "there", the golf world will be a better place.
06/07/06 @ 13:54
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Ian, your point that she is a woman competing against men and that that should not be part of any argument is, of course, obvious. Her ardent admirers do , however, bring her age and sex into the equation. As you peruse these blogs, all too often the phrase, "she's only a 16 year-old girl," will surface as an excuse for her substandard performance. Her devotees can't seem to fathom that she voluntarily turned professional and that her age and experience are not valid points of reference. You certainly realize this, but most of her fans do not.
06/07/06 @ 17:38
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Ian,

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.
06/07/06 @ 17:38
Comment from: LionsHead [Visitor]
Are you kidding? I know the world is a beautiful place and all, but you strike me in your post as the most fair-minded, sensitive and caring individual in the world. I KNOW that this is not the case!

Hypocrisy! Hypocrisy they all cry!!!
06/20/06 @ 21:44

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