Skip to comments.Whither Martha Burk?
Posted on 04/09/2005 6:07:19 AM PDT by cchandler
It's about time we had a serious discussion about Martha Burk. Come on, you know who she is. She's the woman that, in 2002, inanely tried to compare Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters with racial segregation because it is a male-only sports club. If you really can't remember or just don't have all the details, here's a timeline of the Burk vs. Augusta dispute. For an in-depth review, read this issue of the Capital Research Center's Foundation Watch.
For an entertaining read, try this article from Failure Magazine; Martha Burk and the controversy won 'Failure of the Year' for 2002.
Never satisfied with the publicity, Martha exploited everything newsworthy to reintroduce her plight to the world via the Op-Ed pages. She tried to marry her cause to other issues in a vain attempt to remain relevant. She lost many supporters when she requested that The Masters be cancelled out of solidarity for the war in Iraq, and she lost even more when she repeatedly claimed to be speaking for every woman. As of now, her crusade for gender equity at Augusta National has morphed into an anti-corporate/anti-capitalist rant. (See her opinion piece in the 4/7 issue of the Wall Street Journal, titled "Green Jacket Cronies").
Whither Martha Burk?
In a way, Martha succeeded. Her name is synonymous with contemporary women's rights, and people assume she runs and powerful, experienced civil rights organization. And why wouldn't she speak out right before this year's Masters? Coincidentally, she has a new book coming out this week.........
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