A Twitter troll who calls himself the ‘AlphaMale’ has expressed some very contentious views on the speed that women play golf.
The author, Nick Adams, who also happens to be former US President Donald Trump’s scribe, tweeted: “Can’t there be a par 3 course set aside for the slow female golfers so they don’t clog up the championship courses on the weekends? There’s no reason women should be allowed to slow down the pace of play on a beautiful Saturday like today!”
High-profile American professional Paige Spiranac was among the many infuriated women who immediately retaliated: “It would be so satisfying out driving you all day long.” Adding fuel to the fire, the ‘AlphaMale’ had the audacity to respond with another outrageous comment: “Listen Paige, you’re not famous because of your golf swing or how far you can drive the ball.” So Spiranac continued the feud by joking that she might call herself “AlphaJugs”.
Isn’t it sad that in this day and age sexist male chauvinist golfers like Adams still exist. There’s no denying that Spiranac is an attractive female professional golfer who is not afraid to flaunt her femininity. She has forged a very successful career from it (she’s the world’s number one golf social media influencer). But let’s not forget that first and foremost she started out as a talented golfer. She can most definitely out-drive many of her male counterparts.
As far as I’m concerned, self-proclaimed ‘Alpha Males’ are normally the complete opposite – insecure, outwardly confident but inwardly awkward individuals who lack self-esteem and substance. A lion doesn’t have to tell you it’s a lion, right? The more that people brag about their status, the less likely it is to be true. This influencer is not a leader of men or a role model to his followers. He’s a disgrace. We shouldn’t even be giving him the time of day.
Thankfully such sexist people are in the minority of society, nevertheless this Twitter carry-on proves that they still exist. And sadly it seems to be the social elite who are most among them.
I can’t help but feel that there’s a direct correlation between sexist opinion and people in power (sadly often the members of exclusive invite-only male-dominated golf clubs). I’m not going to condemn Adams or his connections to Trump (we all know how he’s portrayed in the media), but surely allowing reckless freedom of opinion is not the way…