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Tee up some real problems

I recently read in the Wall Street Journal where 2 million women in India lose their lives annually at the hands of their husbands. Two main reasons were given: The women did not bring a large enough dowry to the marriage, and they showed disrespect to their in-laws. They were either beaten to death or burned to death.

Now, on to the tragedy in Spokane. Four women were just awarded a total of $500,000 in a judgment against the Spokane Country Club for discrimination. They were dissatisfied with their tee times. They all knew the club’s rules when they signed up, but these four brave revolutionaries decided to take on the system.

Would these four ladies care to travel to India and champion for women’s rights there? Do something truly meaningful besides sue an entity because they didn’t get their first choice in tee times? Just wondering.

Carol Allen



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