To Freya, for Hospitality is sometimes a weapon

By my three oaths, Freya remind me that hospitality is sometimes the strength to take from others but also to stand and help others to stand so that the fight goes on.

Tonight, my child and I gave blot to Freya to be ready for the hard times ahead.

Hail Freya!

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Science and Heathenry — mainer74

A few days ago, honestly when you don’t sleep the number of days gets harder to keep straight, I had a bit of an accident at work. A bit of an accident translates into two broken cervical vertebrae and serious concussion. This is what happens when a seventy pound roll falls of the back of […]

via Science and Heathenry — mainer74

I am far less a follower of Odin, but this works for me as well.  Our ancestors of blood and spirit traveled.

Emotional Abuse

https://medium.com/@skydart/rose-colored-glasses-6be0594970ca

Worth reading.  Emotional abuse can do a lot of harm and be hard to recognize or accept.  If you were raised with assumptions of absolute self control or phrases like “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”; you will find this will be hard accept.

Incels, a different but still deadly hate group

Recent terror events in Toronto point out the danger of a different group/movement.  Many of these groups seem to be angry and frustrated males who seek to harm women. A few points:

  1. Hatred of women should be a major red flag.
  2. Seeking to make women objects, of whatever kind, should be a major red flag.
  3. We need a new version of masculinity.  (See below.)

“The answer is not simple,” Nagle says. “We end up talking about, say, gun laws and all these very surface things. But in America in particular, the root of this is very, very deep. It’s my view that the kind of cultural revolution that came to fruition in the 60s, where people were questioning older institutions, was very successful in the breaking down of those institutions. But I think it’s fair to say, if you look at contemporary American society, that there has been a failure to replace those institutions with anything new to hold society together. So they would say: ‘Women are just out for themselves, so the way to respond to that is to get some muscles and trick them.’ Love never enters into it. Trust in other people, it’s all gone. It’s a very, very bleak worldview. And they’re not getting that from nowhere.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/25/raw-hatred-why-incel-movement-targets-terrorises-women?CMP=fb_gu

Also:

https://www.vox.com/world/2018/4/25/17277496/incel-toronto-attack-alek-minassian