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Where have all the men's clubs gone?

  1. Country Neighbor profile image60
    Country Neighborposted 5 years ago

    The people that made this country great very early on were part of fraternal clubs.  Men had their clubs and women had their clubs.  I hope to see a resurrection of this mentality because we all need to realize that we are only as strong as those true brothers and sisters that we surround ourselves with.  My club give me hope in the American Dream not the government or a TV show or movies but My club and my brothers.

    1. janesix profile image61
      janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I waitressed at a mens club a couple years ago.wow.some of the weird $hit that goes on there....lol

  2. Country Neighbor profile image60
    Country Neighborposted 5 years ago

    Was it like a country club or something.  I guess there are some wierd people out there

    1. janesix profile image61
      janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah it was a country club.it wasnt bad or anything. More like just silly with flinstones grand poobah type rituals and stuff

  3. Country Neighbor profile image60
    Country Neighborposted 5 years ago

    I never wanted a club that required some kind of strange complicated rituals and I know I'm just a redneck deep down and not an outlaw biker, but I always wanted the other stuff that comes from have a club and a patch.  The brotherhood part of it but nowadays that seems to have vanished.

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    Emile Rposted 5 years ago

    Sure why not? They spawned the great robber barons, the'good old boy system' and kept whole ethnic groups in their places. Not to mention keeping women either in the kitchen or typing and fetching coffee. Let's bring them back.

    I realize that sounded sarcastic, but they did more harm than good. Imo. Nothing wrong with a foursome of guys in a round of golf, but I wouldn't be an advocate  of clubs founded solely to separate the sexes.

    1. Disappearinghead profile image87
      Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      According to one or two of our friends here, they all became Satan worshippers too.

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        Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol  Yes, I forgot that. I suppose the Civil Rights and Equal Rights movements were the handiwork of the Great Deceiver.

  5. Country Neighbor profile image60
    Country Neighborposted 5 years ago

    Thats not what I'm advocating at all its easy to put a bad spin on something like this I'll admit that but there was a time when women in a community came together and shared their common interests with each other and men could do the same.  Now more often than not roles are being blended together for better or worse depending on the situation.  Fathers and Mothers do all the same things and Daughters and Sons don't see much difference.  A good ole boys network tried to keep people down because that was what they founded themselves on.  What I'm talking about are people that want to achieve good things together and help one another in bad times and celebrate together in good times. 
    Believe it or not men acting like men doesn't mean treating women with the disrespect you are insisting.  I would never condone something like that but to say that a foursome of guys playing golf is men acting like men is a joke, thats recreation I'm talking about being apart of something to be proud of something that can teach us all that we actually have some control over our own lives not this sad modern version of the original American Dream.

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      Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Why would you think that banding together to do something good can only be accomplished by separating the sexes into clubs? 

      What is this 'sad version fo the American Dream' that you reference? The fact that both sexes feel comfortable not being boxed into specific roles? I'm not sure I'm following your argument.

      1. Country Neighbor profile image60
        Country Neighborposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It sure looks like everyone is making a lot of assumptions about clubs.  Now they all became devil worshippers or they came together to exclude women and oppress them.  The fact is that Men think like Men and Women think like Women.  When men get together to work towards a common goal that is important to them it is not automatically evil or oppressive.  In the same line when women band together to accomplish a goal that is common among their group they are equally as effective and not evil either.  I suppose people that grew up trusting one another out in the country understand things differently.  We don't have police stations a couple city blocks away, we have them 10 or 15 miles away. Our goals and values reflect American individualism where you can be strong on your own but even stronger with your neighbors or your club brothers or sisters by your side. 
        Most of you probably never bothered to look at the good those old fashioned fraternal clubs did, like through dances and parties so that families and neighbors could socialize or raise money for a needy families in their area.  Oh not to mention when members of the "IOOF" or "Ladies Auxillary" had an accident and couldn't work (back in the days before welfare or disability coverage)  the club came together to help put food on the table while they recovered.  Doesn't sound like my idea of a devil worshipper but then again I've never meant a devil worshipper so I won't make it sound like I know what they are like.

        1. A Troubled Man profile image60
          A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Well, at least we know misogyny is alive and kicking.

          1. Country Neighbor profile image60
            Country Neighborposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Fancy word to use just to insult what you don't understand.  Never have or will hate women my wife or daughters included sorry for whatever made you so hateful.  We sure hope things turn around for ya and you can find some peace.

            1. A Troubled Man profile image60
              A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That's an odd response, the word is not "fancy" but instead describes accurately the mindset you are providing here.

              Yes, this is me being hateful ---> lol

          2. Repairguy47 profile image60
            Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            How exactly is belonging to a male only club misogynistic? Maybe they meet to find ways to make women's lives easier.

            1. A Troubled Man profile image60
              A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a255/ahuacate/Smilies/eatpopcorn.gif

              1. Repairguy47 profile image60
                Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                That's something. Like I thought, spew words out and hope something happens.

                1. A Troubled Man profile image60
                  A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I was just waiting for the women here to respond to your comments. Should be quite a show.

                  1. janesix profile image61
                    janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Lol

                    No comment....

            2. Country Neighbor profile image60
              Country Neighborposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I've said a couple times that I don't try to tell other people how they have to live but people out there sure get nasty when they don't understand how we live.  Kind of sad really.  Thanks for asking why my club automatically hates women cuz I've searched through everything I have said but still I can't find where that statement is.  HAHAHA I even started go back through the bylaws still nothing. lol

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          Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Unfortunately, no portion of your post gave any reason why a club exclusive to men or women would be needed to accomplish any of what you said.

          1. Country Neighbor profile image60
            Country Neighborposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You are right forming or belonging to a club is not a necessity for everyone or for achieving all goals that people have.  In fact belonging to a church isn't necessary to get into heaven but being around like minded people can really make a person feel like they are part of something rather than being all alone, of course some people would rather be loners if that works for them thats cool with me not my job to tell anybody else how they have to live their life I just know what works for me.

 
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