A term used to describe lodges and chapters of Freemasonry where women are admitted on equal footing with men. In January of 1882 Mlle. Maria Desraimes was initiated into a masonic lodge holding a charter from La Grande Loge Symbolique de France. The lodge lost its charter as a result and in 1893 La Grande Loge Symbolique Ecossaise was formed as an androgynous masonic body. In France today it is known as Le Droit Humain. It works the degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry and in most countries some degrees of York Rite are also worked. National federations are found in most countries of Europe and in the United States, India and Australia. While some lodges are entirely secular, others have been influenced by theosopical ideas.