Another high ideal goes "poof"

Well, it looks very much like the attempted statement on Pagan sexual ethics has fizzled out, at least publicly.

Yes, part of it was probably me. I thought it was a good idea to at least acknowledge that sometimes rape accusations are false. I didn't say it happens often or even usually. Apparently even mentioning the idea is an example of the "rape culture."

Something inside of me still says this was NECESSARY, whether the statement is accepted or not. I've learned to pay attention to those insights because they haven't been wrong yet. Questionable yes, and I may not always see the effects, but never wrong.

You know, what's absolutely ironic about this whole this is that by far the most popular page on this site is Sex & the Modern Pagan. In it, I stress this sentence.

"I know of no ethical Pagan practice that involves non-consensual sex."

No matter what my darker impulses are, I believe that. The Lady Always Chooses. And yet if I had made an issue of it, I would have been the Bad Guy Attacking Their Beliefs and giving them another chance to relish their psuedo-power from victimhood once again. That's largely why I chose to stay silent when the debate moved from Brendan Myer's place to the Wild Hunt blog.

I still think it's a good idea. Ah well.

Posted: Sun - June 27, 2010 at 01:46 PM
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