Decoding Slut

Hail Freya! As always, his words are wise and insightful. While I would not call myself a Freya’s man (my web of god devotions is too nuanced for me to be tied to a single Deity anymore), the power of the story of Brisingamen ties strongly to how I pursue many things. Do not buy into myths of virginity or that sex makes a woman valueless. As he points out, that doesn’t make you great either. Honor Love freely given and denounce rape and sex taken by force or deceit. Even Odin could not compel sex from Her. Remember that.

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man-woman-at-barRecently I heard a joke which seemed to both capture our societal attitude towards female sexuality, and struck me in a very heathen sense as being deeply wrong. The joke compared men to keys and women to locks and concluded that a man whose key opens many locks is awesome, while I woman whose lock opened to many keys was worthless.

Everyone seemed to find it funny, but what strikes me as strange funny, rather than amusing funny, is this joke would make total sense to ISIS, whose belief that women are property can thus view a woman’s sexuality as being her husband’s property, and infringing on those property rights would make that property less valuable.  As deeply offensive as that attitude is, it is at least consistent with their misogynist ethic.

Whether you stone sluts or merely make jokes about them, the acceptance that women who have the same…

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