• 14 October, 1999Counting since:
  • 1124435Total site visitors:
  • 35Visitors today:
  • 0Visitors currently online:
  • 522Visitors to this post:
Home Posts, Witch A very needed post

 

A very needed post

I just read a wonderful blog post over at Property of a Lady. If you don’t know this blog, please become familliar with it. Deborah Lipp is a wonderful Priestess, author of multiple books that I rated highly (and think everyone in Magick and Witchcraft as well as Wicca needs to read), as well as having been married to Isaac Bonewits while he was developing the ADF and so on. She has taught me a TON of stuff in the time I have been reading her blog.

Anyhow, the post that I’m talking about is in reference to sexism in Wicca. It is incredible that there are people that think women are repressed in Wicca and by Wicca. In my experience it may be the other way around.

And if Wicca celebrates the woman, then She should be celebrated in ALL Her aspects, From the barren female, to the Spinster, to the Sister, to the post menopausal woman who is still capable, to the Warrior woman, to the female who has no interest in reproducing. I have seen and learned from all these types of women and to think that only those women who are young and able to reproduce are good for anything is to discount about 80% of the women on the planet.

Yes, honor those who continue to keep the species alive. Have rituals for them and honor the fact that they go through hell to bring a new life into being. Help them as the child grows, but don’t toss her asside when she loses her looks and isn’t able to breed anymore. That is the same “excuse” that homophobes use to put down the homosexual population (the fact that they can’t breed).

It’s spurrious and stupid on the surface, and yet there are elements that want that to be part of the core beliefs of Wicca.

Anyhow, go take a look at her post:
http://www.deborahlipp.com/wordpress/?p=996
. She states this better than I can.

I am, after all, pretty much a solitary Wiccan.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

User Login


Upcoming Holidays & Events

  • Mon, Apr 19
    • Sigrblot
  • Thu, Apr 22
    • Lyrids Meteor Shower
  • Fri, Apr 23
    • Sigurd`s Day
  • Fri, Apr 30
    • Walburg
  • Sat, May 1
    • May Day
    • Beltane ~ Greater Sabbat, Cross-Quarter Day, Fire Festival
    • Beltane ~ Greater Sabbat, Cross-Quarter Day, Fire Festival
  • Wed, May 5
    • Cinco de Mayo
  • Thu, May 6
    • Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
  • Sun, May 9
    • Mother's Day
    • Guthroth`s Day, May 9
  • Wed, May 12
    • End of Willow Celtic tree month
  • Thu, May 13
    • Start of Hawthorn Celtic tree month
  • Mon, May 17
    • Tax Day
  • Wed, May 26
    • Einherjar Day USA
  • Thu, May 27
    • Frigga Blot

Subscribe to the Journal

Enter your email address to subscribe to Erin's Journal and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Current Moon Phase


First Quarter Moon
First Quarter Moon

The moon is currently in Cancer
The moon is 6 days old
Joe's