Was reading this article and just sickened a bit at the subtle (or not that subtle) ‘stay in your box’ messages by some of the guys responding to this woman’s concerns.
It would have been so much more gracious of them to thank her for bringing it to their attention and then promise to fix it.
But instead there are sly digs such as “why aren’t the over 50 males jumping up and down about this?” (i.e. you don’t have a right to speak up), “she should have come and seen me privately” (i.e. don’t speak up so loudly - and I don’t believe for a MOMENT that people haven’t addressed it with them privately), and “Oh it’s been that way since 2011” (that’s not fucking 1950 dude, that’s a terrible excuse and it wasn’t ok then either), women find those waves “difficult to navigate” (just protecting the precious petals - wait if it’s difficult to navigate should the prize money maybe be HIGHER than the mens?), it was “easy to fix” (then why the F didn’t they do it before now?)
Also gross that they removed her speeches from their competition platform.
Club secretary and Club presidents sound like real gits.
What a legend she is for being willing to speak up amidst all that passive aggressive nonsense.