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Freemasonry celebrates its many female brethren

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posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:51 PM
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Freemasonry celebrates its many female brethren


www.timesonline.co.uk

Now not only are there an estimated 20,000 women freemasons in Britain alone, but their male counterparts in the United Grand Lodge of England have decided to give the ladies a pat on the back by celebrating their centenary year with a special exhibition at their headquarters in Covent Garden, starting on June 4. It will be the first British exhibition on women and their involvement with freemasonry.

But don't believe for a moment that freemasonry is turning unisex. Women's lodges remain separate from men's lodges, apart from the occasional social evening or lecture.
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posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:51 PM
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Well that was nice of the Grand Lodge to do that for them, however, i never knew there were female masons. I thought they had their own secret societies that may be linked to freemasonry but they were still never considered masons.

www.timesonline.co.uk
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posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 12:32 AM
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I didn't know women were allowed to be masons either. I knew there were organizations for the wives of masons, but I thought that was the extent of it. Are there female masons in the North America as well?



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 03:12 AM
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They're not. There's a separate organization called "The Eastern Star" that is essentially the same thing, only for women.

Let it be known here that women are NOT masons, regardless of what anyone says. Freemasonry is a fraternity, and as such, women are not allowed to join.

When I first heard that women were members, I too was thrown for a loop. But then I realized that women got their own group via the Eastern Star, which made me feel a little bit better.

Hope this helps out some.

For more information, refer to their website.

TheBorg



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 03:13 AM
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That's what i thought, i guess the article just streamlined the facts for easier reading.



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 03:42 AM
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Sounds like a huge sausage fest to me . I think i would rather run with the girls. If nothing for the good company



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by TheBorg
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Let it be known here that women are NOT masons, regardless of what anyone says. Freemasonry is a fraternity, and as such, women are not allowed to join.


TheBorg


Well just because it's a fraternity doesn't make it "not open to women" The Rosicrucians are a fraternity filled with both fraters and sorors.

What do you can Fraternal twins which are female?

Don't get it twisted. Fraternity out of the context of college youth organizations doesn't mean "no females"



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