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Self-defined: excellent open source dictionary project

I just came across this brilliant dictionary project from Tatiana Mac: SelfDefined.
You can contribute on GitHub.
A modern dictionary about us. We define our words, but they don't define us.Self-Defined seeks to provide more inclusive, holistic, and fluid definitions to reflect the modern world. The goal for Self-Defined is to become the first modern dictionary that reflects our digital world, using the best aspects of technology while minimising the worst aspects of technology that can cause harm. Self-Defined is successful if it supports greater, more nuanced understanding and tolerance of fellow humans through words.

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Energies and Gender

Great blogpost from Major Arqueerna on gender and the concept of "masculine and feminine energies".

"Masculine" vs. "feminine" energy: Why is this still a thing? by Major Arqueerna (2020)
"I believe we should immediately decouple the concept of binary, opposing types of energy from the concepts of “masculine” and “feminine,” because keeping those concepts together is 1. inaccurate, 2. confusing, and 3. harmful. There’s no good reason to tie these types of energetic patterns to patriarchal ideals of gender."
Added to the page of articles on gender, sexuality, and polarity.

Sex, Gender, and Deities

Do deities have gender? What about sexual characteristics? As non-physical (and some might say, metaphorical) beings, they can manifest in whatever form they want.

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On Building in Wood

Building dwellings out of wood is a great thing to do. We currently live in a house whose core is an old log cabin, and it is pretty darn snug in the winter. My previous house was built out of stone, with walls a foot thick, and it could be quite cold and damp. So why do cultures that build their dwellings out of wood get dismissed and belittled for it?
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Transgender Day of Visibility

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility to all transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid, and genderqueer people. Art print of the trans pride flag by sadiesavesit on Redbubble Continue reading →

The quest for the authentic Self

Many Pagans are on a quest for the authentic Self. This is often visualized as something we already possess; we just have to clear away the accretions caused by so-called civilization. In this model, the true Self can be found by getting in touch with Nature.

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