Attributes and Conditions
Ordo Sororitatis Satanicae
The OSS is a private religious order, cloistered in Missouri. Membership is not open to the general public, nor is the Order required to make allowance for applicants who are not inclined to fulfill the purposes of the Order. If one cannot agree to the statements of the “Hendeca-Grammatica”, one needn’t petition the OSS any further. Just as any monastery or convent, its members fulfill certain requirements through commitment to the Order’s adherences.
Unlike a church or temple which conducts open services, the Order maintains its rituals and ceremonies as private. It does maintain a set of rituals and methods of conduction which are meant for public consumption, and these are largely committed through the social causes and Sacramental action to which the Order dedicates its energy.
The OSS maintains a series of distinguishing terms for its members with associated heraldry. These are not in any way, a system of rank. They are indicators that describe certain talents or disciplines a member has chosen to undertake as a service or function to the Order. Any member who attempts to color these designators by claiming one to be more important than another, has violated our core adherence of equality.
The OSS is governed by the Tribunal Council which consists of three members of our founding. Currently this position has no term limit. It is essential, however, that we have a guiding body capable of determining the course of the Order.
The Tribunal is tasked with monitoring the health and well-being of the OSS, hearing petitions, issuing decisions on our socio-political Sacramental actions, and keeping the Order in balance. Generally, we would like to maintain a framework of two Dame-Sisters and one Knighted-Brother.
As a feminist organization and considering the degree of latitude traditionally granted to males (particularly white males, affluent or not) it is the Order’s intent that majority rule be held by the Dame-Sisters out of principal.
When Ruth Bader Ginsberg was asked how many female Justices she would like to see seated upon the Supreme Court’s bench, she responded that nine women would be a dream, realized. The response from the reporter and the public was shock. However, up until recently the Supreme Court has for much of its history been staffed by males exclusively. There is nothing shocking in what Madame Ginsberg stated.
It is the fear of many males, that should women supplant them in positions of power, they would be treated similarly to the manner in which females have been treated for much of the world’s history. We of the OSS will offer this small observation taken from a widely circulated Twitter post: “Men should be relieved that women want equality, not revenge”.
In any case, the members of the Tribunal Council are responsible for the selection of their replacement should they step down from the position. This substitution must be approved by the remaining members of the Council. Preferably, the selection should come from an evaluation standpoint of longevity, dedication, and like-mindedness on the policies established for the OSS.