I don’t get….gender discrimination complaints

Let me start by saying that I subscribe to the Groucho Marx theory of club membership –

“I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member!”

Our Chief Commissioner of police here in Victoria has been in the news for the last couple of days because she was upset that the Atheneum Club in Melbourne apparently refused her membership. Now I would never be invited to be a member there for a number of reasons including that I didn’t go to a private school, I don’t earn enough money and I am neither a member of the new or old establishment of Melbourne. Christine was upset because they wouldn’t accept her because she is a woman.

I will say that she isn’t making much of a song and dance about it, but she did say on radio this morning that many of the male members had daughters who one day may wish to become members in their own right.

Funny that a men’s only club won’t accept women isn’t it. Fernwood gym’s won’t accept men, we don’t get upset about that we go and join another gym, or we set up our own club. So if a woman applies for a men’s only club and gets rejected why get upset about it. I don’t get it.


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