York university dean orders accommodation of male student who won't work with women

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Bacchus

There is a branch of woman Masons, in Missisauga, grandfathered in before it was disallowed

Women from all over, the States included come for its meetings

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I wonder how many women or Islamic men there are in the Knights of Columbus.

Bacchus

Given that its run by the Catholic Church (as a counter to the Masons actually), none I would imagine

 

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

The two membership rules the K of C has are you must be male and a practicing Catholic. But then it is a private members club and can set whatever criteria they want.

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

Precisely!  There are also any number of cultural clubs and organizations who prefer to limit their membership to people of their own ethnicity as well.  There are many clubs that restrict membership to age, or sex or whatever.  But it's not acceptable for government agencies or public service providers to discriminate for any of those reasons.

It's amazing how the women-only gym example always gets dragged out in this sort of conversation.  It's almost as if other examples are hard to find...

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