Catching up on some poker tournament news, Vanessa Rousso, a woman, has won a major buy-in non-woman’s only event, making her the first woman ever in the history of the world to beat a field of men at anything*.
Rousso, a woman, captured the Borgata Poker Open $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event, besting a field of 317 that included men such as Cliff Josephy (who finished third), Hasan Habib (4th), Joe Sebok (5th), and perhaps the most masterful of all men, Men the Master.
For the win, Rousso banks $285,450. But even more importantly, women across the world will now look to her to lead them out of kitchens and laundry rooms and into places such as the "workforce," the "political arena," and maybe eventually one day into the "boardroom" and other places once only previously reserved for men.
What? This has already happened? Like more than 50 years ago? Crap, we knew living in Afghanistan put us behind the times a little , but this is ridiculous. We’re going to take our pet goat for a walk now and let all of this soak in.
* Only slightly untrue.