The Divine Victim

[No, not the one you’re thinking of – the one that gets sacrificed, is associated with crops, etc. etc. I’m not talking about that one.]Please be aware that the follow post is going to deal with likely very triggering topics for some readers.There’s been a lot of discussion of sexuality, sexualization, and fetishization (especially of youth) lately. The conversation uncomfortable for a variety of reasons, one is which my incredibly hardline approach to these issues. I think rapists and se … [Read more...]

Sex, Pleasure, & the Sacred

First off, I forgot two important links for yesterday's article. I'll be linking to a bunch of other articles as well.This post on John Beckett's blog is very much worth reading and I would suggest you go read it now. This post by Morpheus Ravenna is also good reading. Both of those touch on points I was making yesterday while also delving into other very relevant issues to modern polytheists.A post over on The Rose Bell caught my eye in the ways that I find similarities and differences, … [Read more...]

But We Have a Queer!

This is one of the many issues that has been on my mind lately: the idea that you can 'prove' that there are not problems of heteronormativity, monosexism, and cisexism in the Pagan and polytheist communities because, "We have queers!" Any critical thought shows that for the poor argument it is, but I still see it time and again...and again...and again.Modern Pagandom has a pretty clear, obvious, and historical problem with dissent. Or, at least, dissent that isn't painted in a flowery, "I … [Read more...]