Laura Bates (Special Snowflake): Women-only gyms are a world away from boys’ clubs such as Muirfield

Another article from Special Snowflake, in The Guardian. Note the sneering, patronising comparison in the headline between “Women-only gyms” and “boys’ clubs”. I couldn’t get beyond the first two sentences (below) but maybe you’re a masochist, in which case enjoy the piece.

Using women-only spaces to justify men-only ones is deeply ironic. The only thing they have in common is that they both exist because of male privilege.

Special Snowflake has won two Lying Feminist of the Month awards, and was the inaugural member of The Whine Club in 2013.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • The word “pitiful” springs to mind. She and her ilk are so full of themselves; I’m quite sure they are not attractive enough to merit the level of male attention they believe they are receiving.

    Muirfield is a members’ club and as such was exempt from the original sex equality legislation. Further, its constitution cannot be changed by a bare majority, it requires a 2/3 majority and this was where the problem lay. They could not produce more than a bare majority.

    I’m not a golfer, but I’ve been a guest at a couple of long established clubs. There is usually both a dress code and a behavioural code, and it wouldn’t surprise overmuch if a consideration in the minds of those who voted against the measure was a wish to retain their current restrictions on young children.