Kathryn — While I think remedies will probably be worse than the problem, I think NOW has a point. A lot of male bonding in Washington and elsewhere happens on the golf course, on the basketball court, and at poker games. Men who aren’t invited to play with the boss understand that just fine. If there’s a de facto policy of excluding women from those get-togethers some women will pay a price. Certainly it’s a fair truism that access to the boss is pretty valuable.