“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: virle. 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.”
So I’m on a new med to control recent GI problems.
If I take my med I have a constant, persistant (no OTC painkillers work) headache and with summer heat I’m all but useless. Not to mention ulcer means I shouldn’t take ibuprofen so I’m limited in what I can try to take.
However if I don’t take my meds I run the risk of getting sick, and can’t really leave the house.
I just saw a “this is thin privilege” post where someone was angered because you had to have a baseline fitness level to try a workout program they bought.
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
laughing harder than i should oh god
In case you still don’t understand how badly women have had it, when anaesthetic was first invented doctors weren’t allowed to give it to women who were giving birth because the church said that the pain of childbirth was God punishing women for not being men