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Fascinating to understand the widespread depths of Goddess worship cultures.

When European scholars began to study Sanskrit they were surprised to discover linguistic similarities between Sanskrit and Greek and Latin. Old Persian was found to be even closer to Sanskrit. Scholars thus began to speak of related groups of Indo-European languages stemming from an earlier language they called Proto-Indo-European.

Tracing the earliest incursions of Indo-European speakers into Europe from the north along the Danube River, Marija Gimbutas hypothesized that the Indo-European homeland was in the steppes north of the Black and Caspian Seas. DNA research has confirmed Gimbutas’ view: Indo-European-speaking men from the Yamnaya cultural group who carried the YDNA gene R1b–which now is the largest YDNA group in Europe–arrived in large numbers about 2500 BCE from a homeland north of the Black and Caspian Seas.

Until now DNA evidence confirming the Indo-European incursion into India has been lacking. Hindu nationalist groups and some scholars have rejected the Indo-European…

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Right on right on Sister!!

BigBooButch

I know that I have talked and blogged about lesbophobia before, but it feels like it’s getting worse, not better! Over the past few months, I have come to the hard realization that there is a LOT of lesbophobia in radical feminist communities & that heterosexual & bisexual women are not Lesbians’ allies.

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Powerful powerful.powerful, the FTM GEnital surgery IS genital mutilation, the breast binding and breast surgeries forms of body mutilation and denial of one’s Femaleness. Something to hate instead of love. We NEED places where young girls can grow up to be powerful AMAZONS. not just feminized princesses or their opposites: transboys, while tomboy is completely denigrated.

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Yesterday I shared a post on the rise of breast binding among school-age females in the UK. I’m not supposed to call them young women. They’re non-binary individuals or trans men and that, we are supposed to think, is what makes the binding okay. Whatever the risks – “compressed or broken ribs, punctured or collapsed lungs, back pain, compression of the spine, damaged breast tissue, damaged blood vessels, blood clots, inflamed ribs, and even heart attacks” – binding is justified because of the psychological benefits. There’s no other way, you see.

I look at arguments such as these and I literally want to scream.

I don’t disbelieve the accounts of pain and suffering. I don’t doubt the psychological distress of not wanting a breasts or a female body. I believe it all and empathise. Nonetheless, I find contemporary responses to this suffering unconscionable. Treating dysphoric young females as…

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Excellent piece Nedra, thanks! – FeistyAmazon

Big Mouth Girl

This post is a response to an exchange I witnessed on Tumblr between someone critical of gender identity politics and someone who described themselves as “AFAB, non-binary.” This part quoted below is what got me thinking.

What is gender? (“It means something different to everyone” isn’t an answer)

  • Despite your insistence that gender can’t mean something different to everyone, it does. You do not get to dictate how people experience their gender.

What is a woman? (Same as above)

  • A woman is any person who identifies as one.

What is a man? (Same as above)

  • A man is any person who identifies as a one.

Why are you not a woman? (“I’m just not/I don’t identify as one” isn’t an answer. Sit with this question and take some time to find a few concrete reasons.)

  • I’m not a woman bc I personally don’t identify with any gender. That is a…

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Well said, Sister, well said

RadFemFatale

by RadFemFatale

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, civil rights advocate and leading scholar of critical race theory, introduced the concept of intersectionality in 1989. Intersectionality refers to the study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination. It is the idea that multiple identities intersect to create a whole that is different from the component identities. And before Crenshaw’s theory of intersectionality, the term ‘multiple oppressions’ was used to describe the intersection of race and sex in American feminist theory, and the invisibility of women of color in the white feminist movement.

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“The concept of the simultaneity of oppression is still the crux of a Black feminist understanding of political reality and, I believe, one of the most significant ideological contributions of Black feminist thought.”

— Barbara Smith 1983

In 2011 Flavia Dzodan, writing for Tiger Beatdown, stated, “My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” This quickly…

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For ALL LESBIAN ACTIVISTS PLEASE REPORT TO LISTENING2LESBIANS ANY DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT OR VIOLENCE AGAINST LESBIANS

Listening to Lesbians

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By Liz Waterhouse

Listening2lesbians has a mission of reporting on violence and discrimination against lesbians globally.

While this sounds like a simple task, assessing what we have been able to find in the last few years indicates that accessing news about crimes against lesbians is far from simple, with multiple barriers preventing us from being able to present a comprehensive picture of global lesbian experiences.

WHAT IS REPORTED OR PUBLISHED?

There is very little information being published about what is happening to lesbians around the world if we compare what is reported on an ongoing basis with what is found by those writers analysing the situation in depth.

Even for the countries with the most information available, invariably white dominated English speaking countries (the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada), the information is limited and piecemeal. Based on the news we see, and the patterns of how it is reported,  the…

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Purple Lady

https://nypost.com/video/the-purple-lady-lives-in-a-purple-hut-in-the-woods-of-new-jersey/

Right on Sister you tell them!! ” No penis between us friends!” – Alix Dobkin Radical Lesbian Singer

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Males have always been obsessed with demanding unhindered access to female bodies. The new twist? It’s now considered transphobic to deny them that access. The cotton ceiling, which is ironically enough, a play on the glass ceiling, a term used to describe the barrier to professional advancement that women face (which unsurprisingly is one of the things trans-identified males (TIMs) don’t demand to be included in) states that lesbians must consider TIMS as potential sexual partners. As if males thinking they have any say in who a woman, a lesbian no less, should consider having sex with isn’t rapey enough, the term is in reference to a lesbian’s underwear as a barrier to keep males out. WTF.

TIMs and trans rights activists (TRAs) push this homophobic bile under the assertion that for a lesbian to refuse to consider having sex with a TIM is discrimination against them for being trans. Is me…

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Elemental Magick

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Elemental magick has 2 meanings. One refers to connecting with the energy of the elements of the world around us: Air, Fire, Water, Earth and the fifth element of Spirit which we bring to each encounter. The second meaning refers to the magickal beings who are manifestations of these elements and who can be asked for assistance in spell-work and may help to increase the power (or send things askew if they are pissed off). I’m going to focus on the first definition and talk more about working with the energetic elements.

As mentioned above, the elements that witches invoke most often are Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. These correspond to the 4 directions and are most often asked to be present in a circle casting at the beginning of a ritual or spell. Air is the energy of the East; Fire – the energy of the South; Water – the…

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The Roles We Play

Very very true to find REAL practitioners thst arent there to make money off those folks and arent basically atheist or xtian.

The Green Serpent

Imbolc

Some things become apparent when gathered with true elders of the Craft, especially when talking about the community as a whole.

So many of the same questions come up, many of the same complaints, and if you only hover on the surface it sounds like conversations in other aspects of society and culture, what you hear is “What the hell is wrong with kids these days?”

But it goes far deeper, and it isn’t limited to kids, not by a long shot.

I listen and I hear and I am learning to understand the questions and what they truly mean and I think I am coming closer to some startling and devastating answers.

The questions that I hear are the same no matter who I talk to.

Why is everyone always at each other’s throats?

Why doesn’t the public take us seriously?

Why are events just glorified craft shows?

Why…

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