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Ordain Women leader Excommunicated By Mormon Church

Book O fMormonApparently, the Mormons, like many Judeo-Christian-derived faiths, believe that the penis is God’s antenna: If you don’t have one, you won’t be able to tune in to the latest updates from the Lord’s all-talk radio station in the sky.

Not being especially religious myself, it’s hard for me to understand how upsetting it might be to be tossed out of your church, but were I this woman, I’d wear an excommunication from the Mormons like a badge of honor.

The Mormon church has ex-communicated the founder of a prominent women’s group for “conduct contrary” to its laws and order, according to an email cited Monday by the woman involved.

Kate Kelly, a founder of Ordain Women, said in a blog that she had been informed of her ouster after an all-male panel held a disciplinary trial over her case on Sunday.

The panel convicted her of the charge of apostasy, she said, and has decided to excommunicate her, the most serious punishment that can be levied by a church court.

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Woman Dies After Amateur Surgeon’s Silicone ‘Butt Implant’ Goes Horribly Wrong

Pic: Snowbink (CC)

Pic: Snowbink (CC)

One woman’s willingness to entrust her life to a lady in a seedy no-tell hotel with a sack of silicone and some makeshift surgical tools in order to plump her posterior is a sad reflection on the pressure that women feel to conform to society’s beauty standards. Twenty-two year old mom and college freshman Tamara Blaine died “writhing and foaming at the mouth” while 28 year-old amateur surgeon Tamira Mobley dawdled around for ninety minutes before calling for help.

Via DNAinfo New York:

An initial autopsy into Blaine’s death was inconclusive — but the medical examiner’s office noticed puncture wounds on Blaine’s posterior and realized that she could not have made them herself, sources said.

The medical examiner’s office ruled Blaine’s death a homicide on Oct. 7 and said that the injected silicone went into her veins and asphyxiated her, according to police and prosecutors.

Blaine had received injections from Mobley three other times — twice in 2012 and again in 2013, prosecutors said.

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Artist Introduces New ‘Average’ Doll As Healthy Alternative to Barbie

Hey kids! Meet Lammily, the doll with the reasonably realistic body of a 19 year-old American woman! Lammily is the creation of artist Nickolay Lamm, who hopes to raise enough money for his dolls to go into mass production as a competitor to the freakishly proportioned Barbie. I’ll be the first to tell you that I know absolutely nothing about what it’s like to be a young girl, but as a young boy I always played with toys that were representative of anything but average people. I have zero problem with the “average” doll, but when I played with action figures it was about fantasy: Superheroes, GI Joes, Star Wars characters, monsters, and more. That being said, I’ll happily accept that men don’t suffer from the same kinds of body issues that women do, so it’s probably comparing apples and oranges.

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Women Subconsciously Try to Outdo Other Women During Ovulation

Pic: Augusto de Luca (CC)

Pic: Augusto de Luca (CC)

A research team at the UTSA College of Business discovered that during ovulation women become more competitive with other women.

Via MedNewsToday:

Researchers have found that during ovulation, women are subconsciously meaner to other females and aim to have a “higher standing” over them.

Furthermore, non-ovulating women were willing to share around 50% of their money with other women, while ovulating women were only willing to share about 25%.

Another experiment required women to make certain product choices. Their choices could either increase their individual financial gain or increase their financial gains in relation to other women.

In one example of this experiment, women were asked to indicate whether they would prefer to have a car worth $25,000 while other women received cars worth $40,000 (option A), or have a car worth $20,000 while other women received cars worth $12,000 (option B).

The investigators found that the majority of ovulating women chose option B because they wanted a car that would give them a “higher standing” over other women.

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Sex Magic and Prostitute Magicians

447px-Unknown_painter_-_Love_Magic_-_WGA23776One of my fave blogs has a great piece exploring the connections between magic, poison and prostitution. I live for this kind of high weirdness. Check it out.

Via Invocation:

Working with this model, it should come as no surprise that allegations of magic—i.e. engaging in socially deviant behaviour—were often targeted at those most marginalized in society. In fact, it was within these dis-enfranchised sectors where magic appeared to flourished most. Women, in particular prostitutes, were seen as experts in the magical arts.

Prostitutes were widely believed to be specialists in erotic magic, especially the use of philtres to sway the feelings of those around them (Dickie 83). For example, a woman may resort to a binding spell, to handicap rivals in the trade or lock down a steady client (Dickie 85-87). It was also thought that respectable men in society who financially supported brothels, perhaps by providing a madam with a regular stipend, were the victims of a well-administered pharmaka.

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Occult Feminism and the Suppression of the Female Orgasm

echobackidea1(small)You know how I know that being gay isn’t a choice? Because it’s a choice I’ve wanted to make for years…and I can’t. No seriously, you think I like dating women? Good lord, we might as well be from different planets (someone should write a book about that). You see, I wish I was gay, but I can’t make that “choice” because I’m hopelessly addicted to pussy. That’s not going to change anytime soon, which gives me a lot of empathy for gay people. Gay people have an inborn desire to fit into society and as such, are compelled to label themselves as heterosexual, but just like me, they can’t make this “choice”. They’re biologically hardwired differently. See, I want to be gay and I can’t, and they want to be straight and they can’t. Makes perfect sense.

What doesn’t make sense is why we even have to have stupid conversations about sexuality like this, and let me be the first to point out that we wouldn’t if not for the deranged efforts of crazy religious people.… Read the rest

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Feminism in the 21st Century

Via orwellwasright: I've never really looked into feminism until recently. I'm aware of the fundamental principles feminists adhere to - the liberation of women from an oppressive patriarchal society and the somewhat problematic expression "equality for women" (which seems something of an oxymoron to me, since surely equality should apply to everyone) - but, having never come across feminism beyond an awareness of its existence as an ideology, and personally knowing no women who call themselves feminists, it's been something of an "unknown" to me.
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I Am A Full Woman

A number of years ago, I attended a conference on women in Canada entitled, "Gather the Women." I was very interested in going, but I had a niggling thought that kept coming back in the middle of the night. I just knew that it would not be a gathering of women, per se, but a gathering of 95% white, Western, middle income women, with a few women of color and a few women on the financial edge sprinkled in. I began to admit to myself that I was sick of attending conferences with names like "Gather the Women," when they should have been called, "Gather the middle income, white women, and have a conversation that can't possibly express the interests of Women (big W), without truly including women of color and women who would never even have heard about such a conference in equal measure!" At the last minute, I decided I would go if the conference coordinators would allow me to present a video montage of faces of diverse women I'd photographed, to remind us all that we have to include these types of voices in future conferences. They agreed. So, I quickly pulled together photos from my desk-top and threw them together with a great piece of music I loved called "Full Woman," by Rachel Bagby. At the conference, the montage was shown on a large screen at the end of the first day, and the response was overwhelming. Women were weeping in the audience, and many...
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