Women Freemasons

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Blake Bowden, Sep 7, 2008.

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Should women be allowed to become Freemasons?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Doesn't matter either way

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    6.2%
  1. Kratz

    Kratz Registered User

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    I was talking with some of the wife's of my group. The woman said to me: don't be so stupid. Man are not easy talkers.. This is finally a night where they can do that with help of symbolism. When I have a girls night with my friends it's also a closed part for only women. We talk easier about problems with each other. So I think it should stay like this. It's just a mans night.
    But I think it should not be in the rules. You should decide yourself is you want women with it or not
     
  2. ezeelivin

    ezeelivin Registered User

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    Women in Masonry

    Eastern Stars is the sister group to the Masons, that's a great establishment for women in masonry
     
  3. Ryan.A.Martin

    Ryan.A.Martin Registered User

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    I'm old school from the hills of KY I say no
     
  4. dreamer

    dreamer Registered User

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    NO! I would demit.
     
  5. K.S.

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    I'm with you brother dreamer, I would demit!
     
  6. BryanMaloney

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    I would also oppose women in Freemasonry--what would be the point of it? I should point out that Eastern Star is a USA-only (or nearly USA-only) group, not typical of Regular Freemasonic allied groups, worldwide. All that being said, in this day and age, there is nothing at all stopping women from forming a sororal and symbolic organization, replete with Hermetic and Orientalist references and antiquarian claims that cannot be verified to modern historiographic standards.

    My only fear is that they, being women, and women being who they are, would do it with far more dedication and systematic spirit than what men do with the Freemasons.
     
  7. dreamer

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    Yes, women might, but being a member of the OES, I might tell you that I don't think it would be any different based on what I see.
    Young men in this Fraternity will make it better.
     
  8. maypearlflash

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    I have to say as an Eastern Star and as the Daughter and Grand Daughter of Master Masons...that it needs to remain the way that it is...BUT...There is a BIG BUT...the Men need to make it more friendly to families of the Masons and children of Masons. My dad's lodge didnt do that...they didnt invite the wives or children to eat the meal with them before their meeting...it would be nice in that sense if women could come and see kinda what their Husbands and children could see what their dad's are doing on the one or 2 nights a month whatever the case may be. That is the only way that the women should be involved. They should be able to come and have time to meet with their Husbands or dad's friends wives and children.
     
  9. maypearlflash

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    I second that! Any young blood will make all of these organizations better!
     
  10. chauffe

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    I agree with you on this at my lodge all wives and children are welcome and encouraged to come and eat and most of them stay down stairs while we are in our meeting and they play cards and have coffee. I think it helps with the way some look at the lodge and takes some of there doubts about what there husbands are doing on there nights away from home
     
  11. RedTemplar

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    I would never accept my wife or daughter as members of my lodge. However, I am in full favor of the idea that both belong to my lodge.
     
  12. Star Mztyk

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    Bathsheba who was the mother of King Solomon built that Temple.....and there was not heard the sound of axe, chisle or any tool of metal in Her womb...the Bible states who created this stupendous edifice. Does that make her a Mason?.....or at least an Entered Apprentice?
     
  13. SeeKer.mm

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    My opinion on the topic is this...there are sororities, there are fraternities, and there are co-ed organizations. A place for everything and everything in its place.
     
  14. BryanMaloney

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    No. She is a mother. Why pretend no differences exist?
     
  15. Cigarzan

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    These organizations, Regular Freemasonry,co-masonry and women's masonry, are like delicatessens. You got yer Kosher deli and yer Kosher-Style delis. One is and one ain't. Kosher, that is.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  16. Ol Kev

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  17. Mike Cameron

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    Ditto
     
  18. BryanMaloney

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    As has been already stated, of women wish to form an honorable and mystical sorority, they are free to do so. However, I would think that they would derive more historical grounding and meaning from it were it to be based on the distaff crafts rather than a speculative masonry.
     
  19. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Roger that.
     
  20. dhouseholder

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    I love OES, BUT if any of you have been to an Eastern Star meeting, you'd see what would happen if women were let into lodge.
     

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