Thursday, July 22, 2021

'Free from the distraction of women'..

 

 

I smile each time I catch a glimpse of the gorgeous heritage listed Weld Club, 'the gentleman's club on the Esplanade was created to bring a slice of London life to the small colonial outpost of Perth. built in 1892'. Described as a place for men 'to rub shoulders with the colony's leading men free from the distraction of women and rowdy children' . I believe women are permitted now 'if they are accompanied by a member or an honorary member'. I could have so much fun with the last two italicized sentences but I'd better behave myself :) Part of me feels I should be highly affronted by the presence of this last male bastion but most of me finds it unexpectedly hilarious :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. Is there still a Men Only club in your city? 

25 comments:

  1. ...they are full of themselves!

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  2. There are still two single-sex colleges in Cambridge University - both for women only; though of course the whole University was men-only for several centuries.

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  3. Go ahead Grace. let loose.
    Neat building. Last men's only place I knew was when I lived in Virginia. They closed rather than admit ladies.
    There are gentleman's clubs all over the USA and they have women...not the kind that go to church though. I doubt any respectable lady would visit one.

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  4. Times have changed in most places I think. Even all of the old single sex schools seem to be co-ed now. I went to a girl's only school for high school and that was not unusual then.

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  5. A nice distraction if you ask me!

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  6. I hope not. Haven’t heard of one.

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  7. Personally I've always liked being distracted by women, so this club may not be for me. If they forbid women members, I would definitely look elsewhere. Grace, if you go there please be as distracting as possible.

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  8. I really did not think those places still existed but I dare say there are around but I have never been in one

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  9. Dearest Grace,
    No, here there is none such male only club...
    Love the building! Not its previous (?) concept.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  10. More than one here I believe but then there are similar women only clubs too.

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  11. Yes these vestiges are historical and faintly ridiculous.

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  12. I don't think there a gentle or lady club in my area. If they're one I wouldn't join.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  13. Yes, pooe old dears aren't likely to last much longer.

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  14. Makes you roll your eyes, doesn't it? But to borrow a phrase from Groucho Marx, i wouldn't want to be part of any club that would have me.

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  15. It really is amusing, no doubt they wanted to have no distractions from their wives but Im betting other women would've been welcome for a bit of fun.

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  16. I'm still shocked at how much male dominance is still practiced. Annabelle Crab exploited it iin her last program about women in parliament.

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  17. Grace, oh, yes. Braunschweig has a lot of "Burschenschaft"-places with their flags hanging out in pride.
    It was 19... something, we were visiting friends in Braunschweig on New Year´s Eve and with male friends you were allowed to join.
    Not fair it´s for males only, but the concept - living on low cost and after studying and getting huge money later pay back (hahaha these days) is in theory great.

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  18. I am not familiar with these clubs, I think it is something of an old century, but to have a chat with your own sexes with discussing the males can be very funny...:)

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  19. It's a nice building. There was something in TV recently about a men-only club in Sydney or Melbourne and they weren't too keen on admitting women :)

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  20. I can't think of something like this here but I suppose there could be. I concur with your feeling of amusement. It seems such an outdated rule.

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  21. Yes, last I knew Minneapolis still has a gentlemen's club, and it's all the rave for those well to do in their elite little group. Now you've gotten me curious I might have to check and see if it's still thriving with COVID and all many things never reopened.

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  22. Sounds like a boring boys club. :)

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  23. Speaking for myself, I never wish to be free of the distraction of women!

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