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31st March 2015

Hello faithful reading, I’ve been a little quiet lately haven’t I?
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You Can Only Be The Revolution

GODS & RADICALS

Jeanne D'Arc, leader of the siege of Orleans.  Her mystical experiences included not only speaking to Saints, but also seeing Fairies (and declining to call them evil spirits).  Wore "mens' clothing, executed for Heresy/Witchcraft; later re-inscribed as a Saint by the Catholic Church. Jeanne D’Arc, leader of the siege of Orleans. Her mystical experiences included not only speaking to Saints, but also seeing Fairies (and declining to call them evil spirits). She wore “men’s’ clothing, and was executed for Heresy/Witchcraft; later re-inscribed as a Saint by the Catholic Church.

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Thanks for all the many links so far– Gods&Radicals has received mentions in The Wild Hunt, several times on Patheos Pagan, on Pagan Square, and on many individual blogs!  We’re happy to be here, and glad you’re reading!

Coming up this week:

On Monday, we’ve another poem, Innominate, by Alan Evans.

Wednesday, we’ll re-post an article on Gender, Diversity, and the Gods by Rhyd Wildermuth, originally published at The Wild Hunt.

And on Friday, we’ll host an essay by Sean Donahue about the Dead and resistance.

Fascinating stuff elsewhere

Wild Hunt columnist Alley Valkyrie wrote an excellent series of contemplations for…

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Each and Every One Of Us

Fat Heffalump

The fatosphere has a problem.  Put simply, it’s too nice.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud to be part of the fatosphere, and I think amazing work is being done.  But too many fat people are being left behind.

We spend far too much time trying to accommodate people who hold us back from our rights.  We make space for people who refuse to acknowledge that fat stigma exists.  We allow diet and weight loss rhetoric in our spaces, despite the fact that both are the product of fat hate.  We fold the minute a thin person says “But what about skinny shaming?!” as though they’ve ever been there for us while were dealing with people who would eliminate us altogether, the same people whose silence in the face of the hate and bullying fat people receive is deafening.  We rush to prove that fat people can be healthy, pretty…

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