Keeping Calm: Why I Prefer Tolerance

From what tiny scrap of info we have, it seems PSG made a poor judgement call. They have two women's only rituals this year, and one was run by a Dianic for cis-women only. Maybe if the timing of the two rituals had been switched it wouldn't have been such a big deal.I don't know. I'm not there. In all likelihood, neither are you.But this is the internet, and on the slightest rumor everyone gets their undies in a wad and goes ballistic.This seems to happen at every major Pagan event … [Read more...]

Imagining A Post-Gender World

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This morning I was puttering around my kitchen, fussing with toast and coffee, listening to Fleetwood Mac. I'd read Steve Provost's post on gender discrimination in Paganism (a response of sorts to Devin Hunter's post on the same topic) and I was trying to decide what, if anything, I should write about it this morning. I've touched on the topic before and it wasn't well received. I think I argued that women who behave in traditionally masculine ways are admired while men who behave the same way … [Read more...]

Pagan Soup: Honoring the Past and Other Good Things

So much to comment on this morning!First, all my love and respect to Devin Hunter, whose heartfelt blog post this morning resonated deeply with me. We are all human, and deserving of respect and human dignity. Our gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or physical ability do not strip us of our rights to our due respect and dignity. I have been told in the past that I cannot know the God, the Horned One, essentially because I have a vagina, but the experience of my soul knew … [Read more...]

Don’t You Mean God’s Husband?

Jason Pitzl-Waters wrote about the recent God's Wife controversy over at On Faith. As a dude he nailed it, and I suggest you open it in a new tab and read it through before you go further into my rant. Leave a comment and tell him you appreciate what he wrote.I've been avoiding this drama because it cuts too close to the bone. It makes my head begin to buzz like angry honey bees. It makes me clench my fist and grind my teeth. Y'all know I ain't the Goddessy type. I have no patience for … [Read more...]

Many Paths, Many Genders

When it comes to gender, Paganism has the advantage of not being saddled with an allegedly infallible, unalterable book. This means that we are not doomed to be stuck trying to define ourselves by or adhere to laws written down millenia ago, before the advent of germ theory, toothpaste and cable. Not only are we liberated from first-century middle-eastern views on gender roles, we have the advantage of more than one deity, so none of that "God only has one gender" bias to make one sex superior … [Read more...]


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