Emotions are important, too

A great post by Heretic, from Fools That Men Adore (a great play on words and a great blog). I have questioned the misogyny in Thelema ever since I got involved with a male practitioner of the spiritual system, and I’ve discovered a lot of junk in there. I’m not sure Thelema can be redeemed, but regardless of that, I want to expose the misogyny in certain parts of it.

Fools that men adore

There is a strange dichotomy in the West between the value of reason and the value of the emotions, or a mind-body split. In my years of being among other Thelemites and occultists I have observed much talk deriding the importance of the emotions which are of the body and associated with “femininity” (and weakness) while reason is of the mind and associated with “masculinity” (and hence strength). Emotions are considered fearful and things to avoid if you don’t want to be pegged as crazy or hysterical. In fact, this extends to psychiatry and society in general. But they are not the exclusive focus of this post.

As Thelema is part of the Western Mystery Tradition, this is not very surprising. For those of us in the West, it is a unique challenge because Westerners like to look for quick fixes and rely on a lot of theory and abstractions, whether…

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Update on the New Trump March

Trump wants domestic abuse program fund cut.
Protest weekend before Valentine’s Day.
#ValentinesDayMarch

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017, worldwide

https://www.facebook.com/events/1821289504797803/

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Trump Wants Abuse Program Fund Cut- Valentine’s March Planned

Donald Trump’s latest stunt is planning on cutting funding for domestic violence victims.

Low blow, Mr. President.

This article lists a few programs that will lose out if he gets his way.

Domestic violence programs are already very underfunded, and often shelters do not have enough beds to house survivors who flee.

Some feminists and internet users are planning a widespread protest calling on Donald Trump to buck up and support women for a change, and to spread awareness about woman abuse, how to spot it, and where to get help.

The weekend before Valentine’s Day is a great date because women who attend and get educated about warning signs, hotlines, and shelter facilities can bring what they know to a Valentine’s Day date they go on.

Help us spread the word about the march, especially if you can’t attend!
Also, please check out these eye opening quotes on abuse.

 

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Toilet Paper Roll Ornaments??

How does one make gift-filled ornaments out of an empty toilet paper roll? Read on and find out. 
1. First pick the excess paper off the roll. 

2. Cut out some thin cardboard or cereal box like material out in the shape of a circle the size of the toilet paper roll holes. You can either use two or one. I’ve used one for mine. 

3. Cut out a small triangle or rectangle of cardboard. Glue one end to the circle and then bend it and glue the other end to the inside of the TP roll. 


4. Select your background paint and paint the outside of the roll, including the outside of the circle. Add decorations or glitter if desired. If you want to paint the inside you can do that too- perhaps even a different color. 




5. Poke holes in the top (opposite of the circle glued to the bottom) on opposite sides of the roll and lace a ribbon through. If the ribbon is too fat cut it at an angle to make a sharp edge. Make it long enough to tie into a bow. This is how you will hang the ornament. 


6. Poke hole in the circle on the bottom and then in the side of the roll an inch or two above it. Then lace a string with a knot or bead through the circle (towards the outside). Do the same with the hole on the side. 

Tie the two strings together to close the circle up against the roll and untie to open it. 

You can also lace a bead on the ribbon that goes through the bottom circle through a chain of beads higher up on the ornament and twist it to keep secure. 

To make the chain of beads, poke two holes somewhat close together on the side of the roll. Take a string and lace one end through the first hole, from the inside of the ornament to the outside, keeping a lot of slack left on the side inside. Then lace beads onto the string and then put that end of the string back inside the ornament and tie the two ends together as close as you can to the inner edge of the ornament. You can glue the inside knot down to the inside of the roll to make sure it stays tight and the outside beads don’t sag. 


7. Here’s the best step: put the gifts inside. 


Ornaments 

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The “Born This Way” Theory is Patent Bullshit

From my newer site:

https://feministvalkyrie.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/the-born-this-way-theory-is-patent-bullshit/

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Some Great Feminist Links

Some are mine (from my new blog). (I decided to keep posting on this blog because I realize a lot of people are still following it. 🙂

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https://feministvalkyrie.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/radical-feminism-101-simplified/
http://radfem.org/category/various-authors/

The Complete Works of Andrea Dworkin

https://feministvalkyrie.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/why-do-we-keep-calling-piv-sex/

https://allecto.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/abortion-and-contraception-a-radical-lesbian-perspective/

https://radicalhubarchives.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/guest-post-betty-mclellan/

https://mscitrus.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/women-shouldnt-have-boundaries-agency-is-sacred-unless-youre-a-prude-and-other-things-i-learned-from-men/

http://noanodyne.com/

https://mscitrus.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/women-holes/

https://factcheckme.wordpress.com/the-intercourse-series/

https://allecto.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/reclaim-the-night-speech/

https://radicalhubarchives.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/why-did-sasha-grey-exit-pornography/

https://radicalhubarchives.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/rape-is-worse-when-it-happens-to-men-reports-the-new-york-times/

https://radicalhubarchives.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/polish-government-proposal-submit-to-compulsory-gynecological-examinations-or-be-fired/

https://radicalhubarchives.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/killing-our-mothers-our-daughters-fairytales/

https://radicalhubarchives.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/how-to-take-the-threat-out-of-threatening-women-make-them-fuckable/

https://allecto.wordpress.com/2009/05/15/football-players-are-gang-rapists/

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New Site Published

Hey, everybody! The feminist stuff is still rolling- much more of it, in fact- only I’ve moved to a new site. This site will definitely still be open for your comments and such.

http://www.feministvalkyrie.wordpress.com

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Things I’ve Noticed About Patriarchy and its Sicknesses

-Women are called “sensitive” by men because men don’t want to admit their horrific behavior towards women causes women to be unhappy.

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-Many men want to liberate women for the same reason monkeys want to liberate bananas from trees.  

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– Racism suddenly becomes unfashionable when men find out they can bond with men of other races to the detriment of women. 

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-The “right” to have sex means an underclass of people is obligated to provide it. 

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-If prostitution is liberating, why aren’t half of prostitutes men? You get money for having sex. Men are supposed to like sex and they’re supposed to like money. Come on, guys! Deal breaker!

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-Men trade their humanity for acceptance into the boys’ club. If turned away, they demand-still soulless and soiled with the mud they chose to roll in- that women let them back into the Eden they cast themselves out of. When women shut the door, they are called the Devil and Eden Hell. 

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-Marriage and pregnancy are the ball and chain patriarchy uses to keep women imprisoned. Men are drafted to act as the jailers. Men who refuse are traitors. 

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-The unwillingness to subjugate women gets a man kicked out of the boys’ club. This includes unwillingness to lie to women about men and men’s abilities, especially their genitals and their genitals’ abilities.

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-The Rock and Roll movement, especially the late 60s and early 70s genres, promoted bestial sexuality, dark and esoteric occultism, and lack of structure, responsibility, and safety in favor of Dionysian “values,” which overwhelmingly benefit rapists and not women.

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-Why are a surprising amount of gay men misogynistic? It’s obvious. Gay men are still men. It’s patriarchy, not hetero-archy.

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-Many men don’t really like PIV- or any type of sex, for that matter. They like the feeling of phallically conquering something, perhaps including, as secondary benefit, exotic physical sensations to flavor the process.

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-Emmett Till was the black victim of a ghastly beating and unjust murder which were undertaken against him because he whistled in a sexual manner at a white woman…but has anyone stopped to think why it took the murder of a sexual harasser to stir white men’s anger?

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-At least men used to be cultured. Then women gained access to literature, philosophy, and the arts, and men suddenly didn’t want to play with those anymore. 

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-The male dominated libertarian revolutions care about freedom all right: the freedom to do whatever they want…which coincidentally happens to be problematic and oppressive toward women, black people, gays, Native Americans, etc.

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-Do men ever get pressured to go to the doctor’s for erection check ups, or ejaculation control, or napkins for semen “protection”? Why aren’t men hounded to visit an andrologist from age 16 on? Is it, perchance, that the penis is considered perfect?

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-The lesbian and gay movements have a vastly different underlying motive. Lesbians are fighting to end social oppression and intolerance; the gay movement is fighting a cock block. 

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-The great catch-22: Are masculized men homoerotic because they love men or because they hate women?

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-In the French Revolution the theme was “Liberty, equality, and fraternity,” and the word fraternity is very heavily one of male bonding. Liberty for men from feminine like responsibilities and ties, equality (to predicate bonding) among all males, and fraternity meaning loyalty to men of all creeds and classes and to the cause of above said virtues, which included smashing anything “feminine” that (oppressive or not) at least promoted responsibility and sociality. 

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-Male dominated societies always call menstrual blood “dirty”. But notice their attitude towards other bodily fluids- diarrhea, vomit, semen, spit, bile, earwax, pimple pus- they never consider those substances uniquely disgusting. Only the things men cannot produce are considered inhumanly dirty. 

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-Marriage is a trap.

Babies and giving birth is a trap.

Monogamy is a trap.

Heterosexuality is a trap.

Religion is a trap.

“Love” is a trap.

Patriarchy is a trap.

Obedience is a trap.

Tradition is a trap.

Capitalism is a trap.

Society and culture are a trap.

Women in all cultures are trapped by patriarchy.

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-The act of classifying sexuality as hetero or homo is based on a frame that appeals to masculine ideals (as defined by patriarchy): you love or are attracted to people based on their genitals. It’s a very genital-oriented view of attraction. “Do you like cock or cunt?”

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-Men, in general at least, have underlying homoerotic and phallophilic desires. Yet because of heterosexual edicts a man can’t come out and ask other men for sex. Men, as a class, must therefore wordlessly agree to establish a situation in which homosexual behavior or at least titillation is unavoidable: the locker room. 

Although most men have underlying homoerotic tendencies, no man may ask outright for homosexual contact. A request stems from desire; desire signifies need; need signifies weakness, since, in men’s minds, need means ability to be manipulated via that need, and said manipulation could mean the needy individual being forced, if he is desperate enough, to accept being penetrated- being made a woman. 

Therefore, communal male nudity must be ritualized, normalized, ordained from above, expected, forced by circumstance or tradition, and thrust upon men, who would otherwise have to request it and risk being branded as “needy” and hence wiling to take a subordinate role. 

Communal nudity also establishes generic male bonding and allows men to simultaneously perceive the differences among men (underscoring their supposed individuality) and, on a peculiar flip side of this coin, giving them false ideas about “a normal man’s body” (false due to the fact that many men, particularly those with “inadequate” genitals or abilities, do not use locker rooms). Men use this supposedly accurate knowledge about “normal men’s bodies” (and the access to knowledge about all male genitals, behaviors, and personalities the locker room supposedly gives them) to tell women what men are. This is usually lacking in any mention of male inabilities or physical/psychological/behavioral similarities to women. Women cannot know about men who eschew masculinity or who are physically not oppressor material. 

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Wagner, God, and the Feminine

Richard Wagner was born on May 22 1813. He was known as a raging narcissist, an antisemite, and an unfaithful man. He railed against Jews, failed to pay back money, cheated on his wife, and stirred up political hatred, now as then. 
He is my favorite composer. 
Why? I’ve tormented myself with this question for years, especially as a feminist and an anti racist. How- and why- did such a foul man create such sublime music? 
I have a theory. People, at birth, are at one with goodness and Goddess/God. As we grow and are “educated” by society and experience life we are drawn away from this spirit and this state of truth and neutrality. We become alienated from it and the further alienated we are, the more “evil” (unbalanced, biased, untruthful, morally unhealthy) we are said to become. Thus, the further journey such individuals must make to reach God/dess again. But when such massively alienated individuals do make this journey, the sheer distance they must travel makes their soul and its journey all the more magnificent. 
Some individuals make this journey in the most obvious sense, via religious or spiritual quests. Others make it through life pursuits such as mathematics, art, writing, inventing, philosophy, heroism, love…and music. This is especially true- this tendency to go back to Spirit via indirect or subtle means, and back doors- since society likes to hide this alienation. 
Wagner, at least so it seems, was a severely alienated man, a greedy, womanizing, racist, backstabber who used people around him as fuel to feed what he thought of as his great genius (he was right on this last point). 
Wagner’s music is his journey back to the God/dess. 
People who are the most evil and ungodly have the longest but most grand journey to take back to the Truth. This is why we hear so often of a wicked famous person whose works we cannot help but praise and juxtapose with his or her actions. Wagner’s music was representative of this journey from the profane back to the Goddess/God. It seems the more horrible he was the more enlightening his music, and the more conscious and blatant his odiousness the more subconscious and mysterious his journey back. The most awake dream the deepest. 
Material progress is often associated with alienation from God/dess. Much of the evilness of the 19th Century came from the alienation of society from eternal truths and concerns. People often associate materialism with the masculine and spirituality with the feminine. 
Wagner himself made note of the importance of “the feminine in the human” and lamented the loss of what society considered female virtues. “A human being is both man and woman: it is only when the two are united that the real human being exists… But when nowadays we talk of a human being, such heartless blockheads are we that we only think of man,” he once said. 
He saw the feminine as a necessary and humanizing antidote to the destructiveness of the masculine impulse of his era. Perhaps he was even describing a war going on within himself, as in all humans. Even his famous dreadful antisemitism may have had a peculiar positive element, in that he perceived materialistic and worldly (masculine) Jewish interlopers as rapists of the spirit of his nation and people (feminine). 
Was Wagner a prodigal son who returned through music? 
Listen and decide. 

Parsifal Finale

Ride of the Valkyries

(Vocal version)

Lohengrin Overture

Here Comes the Bride” 

(from Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

Tristan and Isolde Overture

Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhauser

Die Walkure Overture

Elsa’s Dream (from Lohengrin)

Good Friday Music from Parsifal 

Siegfried Idyll

Meistersingers of Nuremberg Overture

from Das Rheingold

Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March

Brunnhilde’s Immolation 

Flying Dutchman Overture

Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral (Lohengrin)

Tannhauser Festmarch

Tannhauser Overture

Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

Rienzi Overture

Faust Overture 

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How the Freedom Movements Cater to Masculinity

I’ve noticed that most “freedom” movements, in history, have been dominated by men, more so than other movements. 
The American revolution. The French Revolution. The sixties. Etc. 
This is because the male dominated Ron Paul robot “freeeeeeduuuummmmbbbbbbb!!!” crowd cares about freedom all right. The freedom to do “whatever they want,” which always coincidentally happens to be problematic and oppressive toward women, blacks, gays, Native Americans, etc. 
In the American Revolution (which I’m still in favor of), the Iroquois (coincidentally a matriarchal) tribe, I believe sided with the British, not because they were filthy traitors, but because the Americans were going to swallow up their land with their newfound Freeeeeduummmbbb!!1!1!1!11! 
Men could now be capitalistically free and financially oppress other men. They were socially free so now they could oppress women and behave in abhorrent manner via twisted use of “free speech” laws (remember: freedom for the wolf is tyranny for the sheep!) which they now use to defend problematic porn and hate speech. They were politically free so no one was stopping them from marching, in all their glorious self centered dood-hood, over the Natives’ land and people. 
I read a book for a college history course- I forget what it’s called- but it was all about how men during the American revolution era were rediscovering the values of male bonding and same sex attachments. 
In the French Revolution the theme was “Liberty, equality, and fraternity,” and the word fraternity is very heavily one of male bonding. Liberty for men from feminine like responsibilities and ties, equality (to predicate bonding) among all males, and fraternity meaning loyalty to men of all creeds and classes and to the cause of above said virtues, which included smashing anything feminine and smothering that (oppressive or not) at least promoted responsibility and sociality. 
That book I talked about before ended off with a chapter about how great Freemasonry was (shocker!) and how it promoted this wonderful male bonding and that it helped glue American society together. 
Same thing in France. Instead of the warm sticky effeminate familial form of the monarchy, people were “free” to “do what they wilt” and to act on individualist and selfish and detached (“masculine”) pursuits, free from the bonds of mother country, sister earth, and fellow society. Logic, finance, and intellect were the new gods, not faith, feelings, home, and love. 
In the 1960s, in America, the sexual revolution struck. Although the 1950s wasn’t a picnic for women, now that the pill made it easy to prevent pregnancy, women had “no excuse” to refuse sex and several “great thinkers” of the era wanted to “liberate” women for the same reason a monkey wants to “liberate” a banana from a tree or a hound wants to “liberate” a fox from his den. 
Once again, it was freedom of, by, and for men. 
The Rock and Roll movement, especially the late 60s/early 70s genre, promoted bestial sexuality, dark and esoteric occultism, and the longing for lack of structure and responsibility and safety in favor of Dionysian “values,” which overwhelmingly benefit rapists and not women.

Women who weren’t interested were “prudes,” “uncool,” “unliberated,” and spiritually unenlightened.  
Because enlightenment and freedom and advancement and logic is letting a man stick his dick in you. 
Now as it was then. 

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