Active Sexual Consent (and Dissent)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Since Jonathan Korman wrote about consent, I've been giving it some deep thought. Including the comment by Niki Whiting on how women need to be educated about consent. And I've been thinking of it in context of the freak out in the atheist community over harassment, and in other freak outs that have happened in the Pagan community. I think one of the problems with consent and communication is that we tend to treat sexual attraction as some sort … [Read more...]

Gender, Sex, Fat Acceptance and Other Weird Stuff

Buckle up. This is going to be a rambler.All across my social media I'm finding really interesting ideas about gender politics, sexuality, and fat acceptance. And all these posts seem to be connected in tenuous ways that I don't have the mental bandwidth to explore deeply today.The first post is by the fabulous Jonathan Korman, who shares my deep love for comedian Louis C.K. You seriously need to take time to read the entire thing. It's fantastic: When I was a young fella I lived an … [Read more...]

13 Things I Like About Atheists

Every once in awhile I try to come up with a list of things I like about other religions. This time, I'm going to try a non-religion, and hopefully it goes better than the Scientology post. [You can find all the 13 Things posts here.]As you can imagine, the language and concepts in the following videos might offend. Click at your own risk.13. Tim MinchinHilarious.12. Stephen FryLovely man. He makes me want to be a gay man, just so I'd have a chance...11. … [Read more...]

Beltaine & Stuff ‘Round the Web

You know, who knew there would come a day when there is too much going on regarding Paganism to effectively cover? Well, Jason Pitzl-Waters knew, that's who! I am always amazed and impressed when he has Wild Hunt posts covering multiple issues, and even more amazed that I have too much to possibly write about before Beltaine. So here's a smattering of cool things for you...Beltaine and Stuff on PatheosBeltaine is being featured on the home page of Patheos and a round-up of related links is … [Read more...]