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Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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Big and Loud | From Cats Don’t Dance  (1997)

i had a nightmare once where we (my family and i) were arriving on a town just like this. and a random guy in the street told us to look for shelter because a tornado was coming. he told us we could hide out in his basement and we ran.
as we were running i noticed nobody else was looking for shelter and thought that was really strange. we arrived at the guys house and he told us to hurry up and get in the basement but as i looked down at it i saw a staricase leading into a horrendous black hole. and the walls had red stains on them. my mom and my brother ran in but i didn’t want to. he told me to hurry up and i yelled “no he is going to murder us!” and i woke up suddenly. when i wake up suddenly like that is usually because i died in the dream.
i was fucking right

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Anonymous asked:

As a trans person I've realized the both of the genders have a lot of fucking shit they have to put up with. The difference is girls can complain and call it feminism and guys cant complain because one of the shitty male things is NO EMOTIONS EVER



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