Syncretic Electric: Looking at Our History (Part 5) — Feminism

Pallas Athene

Not every Pagan views their spirituality as a site of political action, but, for many of us, this has been one of the lasting gifts of Feminism. For the early Feminists, spirituality and politics were bound up in each other, and this action is mirrored in the eco-consciousness elements of Modern Paganism. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: The Influence of Story

The Storyteller, by Eddi Van W.

A modern fairy tale: Once upon a time there was a person who everyone had previously thought wasn’t clever or talented or important in any way. That person got onto a TV program. Everyone fell in love with them and voted for them, and so they became rich and famous and lived happily ever after. [Read more...]

Making Light: Gods Bless Tennessee

TN was also the sit0000e of the famous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, in which evolution VS. creation in curriculum was debated in open court.

Just this week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, chose not to veto the so-called “Monkey Bill” that requires science teachers to “teach the controversy” about scientific theories such as evolution and climate change. The Wild Hunt has excellent coverage here. Some of what I have to say is repeated in the comments there, but I thought [Read More...]

Cool Ad on the War on Women

I hope every American gets to see this short but powerful video, maybe several times.  From a Pagan perspective what is happening over the issue of the right wing “war on women” is really important.  It is an attempt to dismiss the importance of the feminine in all its forms except the submissive and obedient [Read More...]

I’m Not A Doctor, But I Play One In The Senate

"Boy, it's crazy to think we used to settle questions of paternity by dunking a woman in water until she admitted she made it all up." - Dr. Leo Spaceman, 30 Rock

All across the country right now politicians are legislating health care willy-nilly. From the semi-reasonable to the patently absurd, many of these bills have some seriously twisted and harmful ideas about women’s health. Soraya Chemaly has an excellent post on HuffPo discussing this recent spate of legislation. Doctors have to take an oath to protect [Read More...]

The Contraception Issue Turned Upside-Down Cake

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Hypothetical situation: I work for a Greek polytheist. My boss believes in moderation in all things. My boss refuses to cover any weight-related medical condition through my insurance because they believe it is a result of my immorality. If I was moral according to my boss’ definition, then I would not be overweight. My boss [Read More...]

The Pagan/Atheist Alliance

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I’m a Facebooker, it’s a problem, and I know this.  I probably check it ten times a day, usually for just a couple of minutes, but sometimes my sessions run a little longer.  I try hard not to be obscene about it, I’m not a “friend collector” randomly friending people just because they happen to [Read More...]


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