WOMEN
08/21/2012 11:04 am ET

Condi Rice's Feminist Triumph!

It’s a grand day to be a lady. I mean, sure, dudes are explaining to us what rape really is and how we can and cannot get pregnant, our reproductive rights are under attack, we get death threats just for examining sexism in video games, we have magazine articles asking if we’re “mom enough,” we’re reduced to sexist stereotypes even when we excel in the field of athletic competition, and our secretary of state gets crap for her pantsuits.

But Condi Rice has someplace new to golf now. BEHOLD OUR TRIUMPH.

On Monday, Augusta National, the private golf club that is home to the Masters Tournament, announced it has admitted Rainwater vice president Darla Moore and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. When the club reopens in October, they will be the first women in the club’s near 80-year history to don its famous green jackets. Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne applauded the new members Monday, saying that “This is a joyous occasion.” They now join the ranks of such elite American golf aficionados as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, T. Boone Pickens Jr. and Jack Welch.

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