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While all clubwomen benefitted, to some degree, from the network of friendships provided by membership, the members of fraternal or sororal and benevolent groups for men and women promoted these friendships even more because the purposes of these national organizations were primarily mutual aid and fellowship. The occasional foray into political and social issues was rare and not usually long-lived.
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Clawson points out that, in the mid-nineteenth century, Masonic groups established honorary degrees for women in an attempt to "defuse feminine opposition to secret fraternalism and to accommodate secret fraternalism to the claims Hill City pussy Hill City domesticity. At the end of the century, "fraternal orders were forced to accommodate to demands by women for active participation" as women began to participate in more organized public activities.
This was one of the first two fraternal rituals for American women, the other being the Eastern Star.
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Colfax originally suggested that the women help visit sick Odd Fellows, using their natural nurturing talents as nurses. The symbols of the organization, the beehive, moon and seven stars, and the dove, represent the feminine virtues of industriousness at home, order and the laws of nature, and innocence, gentleness, and purity, respectively.
Members observed elaborate rituals, with passwords, flag drills, and schools of instruction that led to "certificates of perfection in the unwritten work" for those who mastered the rituals. Provisions for sick benefits were a particular source of contention. Apparently neither the Rebekahs nor the Odd Fellows considered these benefits a major part of their work by the s and even discussed eliminating them to return to more fraternal work.
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Elderly Odd Fellows, widows of Odd Fellows, and Daughters called grandmas and grandpasalong with orphans of deceased brothers, lived at the Home. While the Daughters spent very little rime on national social issues, there are a few tantalizing clues to their priorities in the s. For example, the state conference resolved to endorse the "National Kindergarten Movement.
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The first Supreme Session national organizational meeting was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in July Rathbone, founder of the Knights Astronomy and video sex dick at Montgomery Alabama Pythias, so that the "Knights were free to retain their membership.
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At their convention, as West Virginians debated a state constitutional amendment on prohibition, the Pythian Sisters passed a resolution vowing to work "in every legitimate and Christian way in our power" for the ratification of the state prohibition amendment.
The church and school, along with the home, were "instrumental in passing on to our children the intellectual inheritance of the race. Members, therefore, criticized those who said that "the existence of Women's lodges are a menace to the home," perhaps because of the amount of time invested in attending meetings.
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On the national level, Eastern Stars, like the Rebekahs, fought long battles to control their own organization, demanding in the s that the Grand Matron, rather than the Grand Patron, should have the authority to preside over state meetings. Connecticut Grand Matron Addie Barrio argued, inthat the times '"demanded an extension of woman's influence and usefulness Members had to be the wife, mother, sister, or daughter of a Master Mason.
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African- Americans organized their own fraternal, sororal Housewives seeking sex tonight Hundred West Virginia benevolent organizations that paralleled those of whites. While white women ed the Pythian Sisters, blacks ed the Order of Calanthe. One black, Samuel W. Starks of Charleston, supreme chancellor of the Knights Housewives seeking sex tonight Hundred West Virginia Pythias, undoubtedly played a major role in encouraging the growth of Courts of Calanthe in Charleston two byElkins byand Huntington by Unfortunately, no membership lists have been discovered for these organizations, nor were annual reports available to provide comparable information to that given for white groups.
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Anne Firor Scott of Duke University. Some West Virginia groups have published their own histories, as cited in the references to this article, but records still are Sex chat lines in La Chiquinquira thin to be comprehensive. The cult of true womanhood and the doctrine of separate spheres may have limited women's options in the "outside world" of business, but they did not stop the women who fought to change the conscience and policies of the country.
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Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Women want sex Atwater Illinois. This work was originally published infollowing his tour of the United States; Mrs. This is the best contemporary source of information about early women's clubs.
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