“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man – a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus – they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”
— Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth
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Cosas que pasan en San Francisco:
Join your favorite queer and feminist porn stars & producers in a panel discussion about building a feminist future through porn!
This event will be hosted by the Center for Sex and Culture, a celebrated San Francisco event space, library and sex culture archive.
+ clips of feminist porn produced here in the Bay Area!
+ snacks and drinks!
+ scent free, accessible location in SoMa, SF!
+ merch tables!
Princess Donna of Kink.com
Tobi Hill-Meyer of Handbasket Productions
Courtney Trouble of TROUBLEfilms,
AND heartthrobs Cinnamon Maxxine and Chelsea Poe
Topics will include feminist praxis-in-action, queer world building, the politics of representation, and more. You will not want to miss this!
Saturday, August 9th
Doors open: 8pm/ clips start at 8:30pm/ panel from 9pm-11pm
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
Llevo desconcectada todo el mes de julio… Entre Roc, la playa, la vida, las entrevistas para el libro de Maternidades Subversivas (que van súper bien!!!!) y las noches en vela de Roc con sus dientes se me pasan los días. Menos mal que tengo las lecturas de los libros de mis amigas, que son unas genias y escriben maravillas.