“The course has hosted golf’s prestigious Open championship no less than 16 times in its 125-year history, the backdrop for wins by greats such as Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
But Muirfield, with views over the Firth of Forth and a favoured retreat of Edinburgh’s judiciary, has forfeited its right to hold the championship again after members voted to continue its ban on women joining the club.” (Source)
The subject of male-only and women-only spaces is one which I see written about fairly often – generally from the feminist perspective. And that perspective is that male-only spaces are uniformly undesirable and should be eradicated, whilst female-only spaces are desirable and much-needed.
Which is ridiculous. And just as chock-full of hypocrisy as are most of the other building blocks in that ideological house of horrors that is gender feminism.
The topic has been raised in relation to mens and boys organisations and clubs like Men’s Sheds and Scouts, university student houses (frat-houses) and societies, fitness centres, etc.
I normally wouldn’t bother writing a post about this subject as it is not one of the more pressing issues, but I have just read an item by Janet Bloomfield/Judgybitch which stirred me into action. Great article + some good comments too. See Why are feminist women so fucking pathetic? (24 May 2016)
Other articles relevant to this topic:
Building safer spaces for women (27 October 2023)
Men are boycotting gyms due to creepy women (20 September 2023) Video
We should have women-only times in Scotland’s parks (17 May 2023)
Single-Sex Spaces for Me, But Not for Thee, by Janice Fiamengo (9 April 2023)
The boy’s club is under siege, by Bettina Arndt (25 November 2022)
Perspective: The real reason the all-women workspace failed (16 September 2022)
The push into male space: News item about girls in the boy scout organisation, with commentary provided by Rollo Tomassi (5 February 2019)
Dartmouth Fatstock: Sexism row over men-only awards dinner (12 December 2018)
Cafe of Confusion (7 August 2017) Video
Feminism’s latest victim: St Paul’s College, by Miranda Devine (14 June 2017)
Guy buys movie ticket, internet outraged (27 May 2017)
Bro-go areas: the last few men’s only clubs (15 March 2017)
Muirfield golf club to allow women to join for the first time (14 March 2017)
Return of Women-Only Offices Proves That Equality Has Gone Into Reverse, by Martin Daubney (3 February 2017)
No boys allowed: the new rule of co-working spaces (4 January 2017) USA
Gender discrimination is bad for business (4 November 2016) Australia
You know that narrative about train groping and women-only carriages in Japan? About that (19 October 2016) Japan. Reddit discussion thread
Why women hate male-only groups, and why they shouldn’t (15 October 2016) Reddit discussion thread
Duke offers men a safe space to contemplate their toxic masculinity (30 September 2016) USA. Related Reddit discussion thread here.
Hawleywood men’s barber shop ruffles feminist feathers (6 September 2016) Australia
All Clubs at Harvard Have to Be Gender Neutral—Except Women’s Clubs (16 August 2016)
SheShed importer says demand has exceeded all expectations (17 July 2016)
Glastonbury Festival 2016: Glasto will have a women-only venue for the first time (5 June 2016) See also here
Australia: Tuggeranong Men’s Shed split over allowing women to join (February 2016) Reddit post with linked sources
Man Sues Gym over ‘Women Only Hours’ (Youtube video)
The Colonization of Male Space (5 August 2010)