I'm writing a story that has a secret society or gang called "The Brotherhood", and I want to know if this term implies that all members are males (because of the term "Brother").
Would this name still make sense if the story included female characters involved with The Brotherhood?
I will try to clarify:
The term 'guys' is translated to "fiúk" or "srácok" in the Hungarian language, which all means "boys". But in English you can use 'guys' for females too. So in the translation the 'both sexes' meaning became lost. That is why I need to know if 'Brotherhood' can be used for a group that includes both males and females. In Hungarian 'Brotherhood' translated to 'testvériség' which is a sexless term. 'testvér' could be male or female too. But I would like to know if it is true for the English language too with this term?