The girly-men at the New York Times and a perpetually aggrieved feminist you’ve never heard of finally got what they wanted.
In August, Augusta National Country Club, home of the storied Masters Tournament, finally admitted two women: Condoleezza Rice, a neocon secretary of state under President George W. Bush, and the fetching Darla Moore, a mistress of high finance. Yet another citadel of the heterogametes has fallen.
When the admission of Ladies Rice and Moore was announced, Martha Burk, who with the New York Times mounted the campaign to admit women a decade ago, opined thusly: “We won. It’s about 10 years too late for the boys to come into the 20th century, never mind the 21st century. But it’s a milestone for women in business.”
Having published nearly 100 articles on Burk’s failed effort, the Times editorial page twisted its brassiere into a ball and hurled it to the floor: “Excuse our lack of enthusiasm for a decision to do the right thing a few generations too late. . . . Augusta National, which added its first black member in 1990, has missed lots of chances to broaden and diversify its membership. Now, with two women in the club, it has finally reached the point of gender tokenism.”
Madame Burk and the Times shouldn’t kid themselves. Admitting...