My Litha reading was . . . interesting.
Monthly Archives: June 2016
2016 Reading Challenge (June update)
I love to read, I also read for a living (thanks Facing North!). So you’d think these reading challenges would be easy. . .
Here’s how I’m doing so far in 2016:
Transgender and Hatred
A storm is brewing, perhaps already broke about a fundraising effort by the (Budapestian) Dianic Witch, Ruth Barrett for her anthology, Female Erasure.With entries like “Transgender Rights: The Elimination of the Human Rights of Women,” “The Attack On Female Sovereign Space In Pagan Community,” and “Destruction Of A Marriage: My Husband’s Descent Into Transgenderism” it’s clear that this will be a manifesto of hate and exclusion.
From a ‘meme’ that came across my FB feed earlier:
(trigger warning: childhood trauma)
Oysters I Like
The oysters of my youth were huge things, briny and thick — I hated them and couldn’t see why people made such a fuss over them.
Dealing with ‘Others’
June is Pagan Values month, and unlike previous years, I’ve actually been given a topic I can write about. (I’m not great with overly broad topics, it doesn’t usually stir my creative juices.) Today’s writing is “others and othering. What are your philosophies of conduct when around those very different from yourself?”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the large vast scene we call ‘paganism’ is also immensely diverse. There’s an old line you may have heard that sums it up beautifully: ask 10 pagans what paganism means and you’ll get 13 answers.