Considering ‘Privilege,’ White, Wiccan, and otherwise. Part I: Wiccan privilege

The deepest issues underlying recent arguments over ‘Wiccan privilege’ are rooted in equality’s relation to freedom. Freedom of any sort always generates inequality of some sort. What kind of equality matters and when? What kind of freedom matters, and when? Thinking clearly about equality and freedom is tricky, and this is the most difficult paper I have written for Patheos.The intensity and all too frequent venom I encountered in discussions over ‘Wiccan privilege’ dovetailed with other exp … [Read more...]