The urge for single-sex fraternity will remain strong

By Damon Young
Updated April 18 2018 - 7:56pm, first published November 27 2009 - 12:00am

A couple of years ago, I was invited by a good friend to lunch at one of Melbourne's gentlemen's clubs. If I enjoyed it, I might've joined as a ''literary'' member. He promised me amiable company, good conversation, and fine spirits (of the alcoholic sort). I remember my reply: ''Sounds marvellous. Can I bring my wife?''

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