I voted 2, on the commonsense basis that mixed Masonic Lodges are the aim and, may I opine, the raison d'etre of mixed Lodges. So, were lodges in Amity with UGLE to become mixed, it would probably sound a kind of death-knell for Mixed Masonry itself. Regular Masonry is too physically large and widespread to run a parallel organisation providing almost exactly the same thing and hope to survive.
I would also contend that women-only Masonry is a retrograde development, in existence primarily because Regular masonry was not mixed and to lend respectability to the outdated idea that Masonry ought to be single-sex by definition.
Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum illi pueri dicerent: Sibylla ti theleis; respondebat illa: apothanein thelo.
Munkholt wrote: Hehe - my wife went through the Initiation with my future son in her womb - so he's already Initiated ... into a women's only lodge! (Or does that make him a candidate for Mixed FM?)
Well, I do not know what kind aof question you had to answer during your interview with the danish freemasons order...but when your son wants to join in about 20 years, he will have to answer the question: "Are you already or have you ever been member of a lodge?" the following: "Yes, I was initiated in a women-only lodge". ;D
Pretty easy to get teh required Masonic tie-in for OES:
Who may join: Only men who are Masons are eligible and only women with specific Masonic affiliation may be members. These affiliations include:
Affiliated Master Masons in good standing, the wives daughters legally adopted daughters mothers widows sisters half sisters granddaughters stepmothers
stepdaughters stepsisters daughters-in-law grandmothers great granddaughters nieces great nieces mothers-in-law sisters-in-law
and daughters of sisters or brothers of affiliated Master Masons in good standing, or if deceased were in good standing at the time of their death; as well as members - either active for three(3) years or majority - of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls or of the International Order of Job's daughters, each of whom having attained to at least the age of eighteen (18) years, are eligible to membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.
As for the poll topic, I see no real reason other than tradition that women are excluded. Voted 3&5