[Square & Compasses]

Letter of the month: August 1997

To: "Phil\\Janet Crowther" <crowther@southwind.net>
Subject: Re: Question about Freemasonry 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 27 Aug 1997 02:39:53 CDT."

} Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 02:39:53 -0500
} From: "Phil\\Janet Crowther" <crowther@southwind.net>
} To: dryfoo@MIT.EDU
} Subject: Question about Freemasonry
} Dear Mr. Dryfoos,
} My question to you about Freemasonry is : Why aren't women allowed to
} join?  I mean no offense, and that there is a good reason, or at least a
} reason.  Thanks for your time.
} Sincerely,
} Jayson Crowther

Dear Jayson,

Since I get asked this question a lot, I went through my web-site to see if I hadn't already answered it somewhere.

In fact, I had, and on re-reading the answer, there's very little I'd change, so I think it's best if I just point you to http://web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Masonry/Essays/women-masonry.html

Thanks for writing to ask, thereby encouraging me to excavate this previous answer and get it out into a more visible spot on my web-site as well.

If you think I've left some part of your question unanswered, or you have more questions, please feel free to write again.


| Gary L. Dryfoos <dryfoo@mit.edu>| PM: Ocean Lodge AF&AM, Saugus, MA
| P.O.Box 425400, Camb, MA 02142  | PM: Mt. Scopus Lodge AF&AM, Malden, MA
| http://web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Masonry/  | Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge, MIT, MA
| w: 617.253-0184 f: 617.258-6875 | Internet Lodge #9659, E. Lancs UGLE
|                                 | 32~; MPS; B'hood o/t Blue Forget-Me-Not
|                                 | R.W. Grand Rep. GL Russia near GL Mass.
| "...one sacred band, or society of Friends and Brothers, among
|  whom no contention should ever exist, save that noble contention,
|  or rather emulation, of who best can work and best agree."

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