Dec 202006
 

The venerated Tattersalls Club in Brisbane’s Queen Street has, once again, petitioned it’s  all-male membership on the issue of accepting female members. The vote was resoundingly to the negative. 1683 votes to 1577 votes. 106 votes against the issue.

 Prominent, and awfully ugly Brisbane businesswoman, Sarina Russo, has expressed despair.

“The thought of not allowing women in a business club in today’s world is just unacceptable”

Unacceptable to whom? Sarina Russo? Poor diddums. Bannerman strongly urges Sarina to get over the fact that a gentleman’s club doesn’t have to allow her in just because she demands entry. Men don’t clamour for entry to exclusive women’s events, bowls clubs or maternity wards. Why then should a male-only domain, established as precisely that 141 years ago to provide a sanctuary for men away from women and all of the societal niceties required in such co-habitation, suddenly change it’s original focus to suit one petitioner? Bannerman strongly believes it should not…..nay, MUST NOT bend to any influence. If Sarina Russo wants to form her own exclusive women-only business-persons club, Bannerman is certain she’ll get knocked down in the rush by other equally prominent and just as ugly female businesswomen to join.

At the end of the day, Tatts isn’t all that much to get excited over anyway. It’s very 19th century, staid, stuffy, with bugger-all atmosphere. Bannerman knows. He’s been there as a guest of a member a few times. He’d rather go to the Treasury Casino. Better food, atmosphere, beer and above all……really good looking women! Much better looking than the kind that want to become members at Tatts.