And because it's completely and totally applicable in the great, grand scheme of things I've been writing about for the last week. But also because I could do a daily segment of "things I want you to read by Charles Pierce."
You may have noticed that Augusta National and its boss, fake good-old-boy Billy Payne, has gotten its green polyester-pantsed ass in a crack now that a woman named Virginia Rometty is running IBM, and the boss of IBM traditionally gets a membership into Confederacy Acres, but Virginia Rometty lacks the essential penis, so the club's retrograde policy toward half the human race gets another airing. Only this time, it's not just some bothersome activist that they can ignore, it's a dues-fully-paid member of the corporate elite.
Confronted with these facts, New York Times golf writer Karen Crouse opined that she'd rather not cover the Masters until it moves its withered hindquarters out of the 1850's, thanks.
So far so good, right?
Contacted by The Associated Press, Times sports editor Joe Sexton said the comments were, "completely inappropriate and she has been spoken to."
Obviously a woman saying she doesn't want to cover golf at a sexist institution is being inappropriate. Also obviously the men folk must put that uppity little lady back in her place. If we don't do that now, who knows what will happen next? They might go out in public and start careers and even vote.
Hell, they might start to think that they're people. People who are even equal to the men folk. We certainly shouldn't allow that.