Queer of Swords: Cultural Inappropriation

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Fighting cultural appropriation is a significant part of the struggle for civil rights in modern times. Nevertheless, all religions, including modern neopagan paths, are steeped in cultural appropriation. Clearly significant harm can be caused, but is it always wrong? Where are the boundaries? How can we strive to deal with this issue ethically? [Read more...]

Jewish Witch: The American’s Guide to Getting Ebola

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Black and brown lives, in the ideology of the West, are simply worth less than white lives. At all times, in every way. This attitude simmers, then erupts when a white person has the gall to treat black and brown lives as important. She’s seen as a traitor. How dare she prioritize “them” over “us.” [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: True Names, True Identities

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True Names have power. This is an idea that has been debated by philosophers for millennia, but what does this mean for the Internet age? What are the deeper consequences of the Facebook real names fight? [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: 1 Year of Wyrd Words!

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Wyrd Words has now been running for a solid YEAR, and nobody has put an end to our antics yet. We’ve covered a pretty wide variety of topics in this column, and it always fascinating to see which articles go viral for inexplicable reasons. In a way, we can learn about ourselves as a community by exploring which topics seem to generate the most interest. Thus, in the spirit of exploration, I present the top 5 articles of the year! [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: A Prayer for Compassion Toward Z Budapest

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In light of Z Budapest’s recent outburst against the kink community in which she suggests the bombing of Pantheacon, Sarah Thompson calls for compassion rather than a new fight. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: GENOCIDE – Whose Tool is it?

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There is an entire population of people that are being systematically EXTERMINATED, and these various conservative media outlets have proven that they only care so long as this genocide can be used to further their agendas. These outlets are able to present two apparently contradictory stories to the same audience and use both to support their actual goals, because the average American consumer has simply decided that they no longer care about facts. [Read more...]

Jewish Witch: I Have Conversed with the Morrígan about Gaza

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Would you take me seriously if I suggested that the Morrígan advocates nonviolence? [Read more...]


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