For some reason that feature is a lot funnier to me since I became a member of a fraternal (lodge) organization. Granted, the Sons are a take off on the Shriners, and these days members of Shriners International (they're no longer the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine) are more likely to take their grey wives along to an Imperial Session: they're a lot older now, so the antics are more subdued. (Heck, their "marching bands" now ride, seated, on floats. They're usually in bed by ten PM.) But getting clearance from wives to attend the annual Grand Lodge Communication is still a dynamic that unfolds in many of my lodge brothers' homes.