Has this ever come up in the US, my friends? If not, what do you think?
2016-07-12 17:32:35 GMT
I haven't seen it specifically about Sons of Norway but I've seen it come up with other organizations. And some have changed... the League of American Wheelmen is now the League of American Bicyclists (which still leaves out unicyclists, tricyclists, etc.). Someone near me just started a meetup group called Brotherhood of Artists... in his description he says women are welcome. Well, the name you chose doesn't really say women are welcome. A lot of these old fraternal organizations truly used to be male-only. And if they want to change, they need to change the name. It's hard for people to let go of the established logos, flags, etc. that have the male name on it.
It does come up, and the conversation is often a bit complicated. Here, I know a lot of women in the Daughters of Norway, which has been around for ages, and is pretty active.
: Thanks, Spidra. I was thinking about the brand, too. Would be painful but maybe the right thing to do.
: I mentioned the Daughters. Thank you. Feel free to drop your 2c on Twitter, both of you :)
Might do - I feel like it would be so nice to keep the traditions of the ancillary women's organizations for things like this, since they often helped women in ways that the fraternal ones aren't even aware of, but it would be so great to just be one people for groups like that.
: I think that would be a valuable perspective. Please do. This woman is Norwegian and was a student in the US. She probably would find it interesting :)
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