posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 10:14 PM
Usually to join the Order of the Eastern Star you need to have a male family member who is a Master Mason. I think even a Grandfather will do...
As far as the "afraid" thing,... No we are not "afraid" of women joining the Fraternity. Women simply do not belong in an organization meant to
improve men. Men act and react differently in the presence of women. It is a distraction. Additionally, since the object of Masonry is to help improve
men, it's lessons would be lost on women. Women and men are different in many ways, beyond the physical.
I would assume the same is true of women. I would assume that women in a co-ed organization would behave differently than they would when within their
same sex. Men could no more benefit from lessons designed to help women be better than women could benefit from lessons designed to make men
Beyond the Eastern Star, there is, according to "That 70's Show," the Hot Chicks Club,...
["That 70's Show" reference is a reference to male paranoia... your "fear" issue]
But seriously, there is supposedly an organization called something like the Stitchers or Thread Bearers or the like (something related to needle and
thread). It's not as old, and I believe only located in the Norweigen area, but it something else to look into.