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So my podcast has been on hiatus and will be for a while yet …

I could have taken the easy way out and just not comment and claim that “It’s because I’m not podcasting right now.”

But this is too important, and everybody … EVERYBODY… in the Pagan community NEEDS to speak out and speak up.

We are living in a time where we have a “president” who has openly commented about women and “… grabbing them by the pussy…” and who “can’t control himself when he sees a pretty woman and just goes right up and kisses them”

We have a Supreme Court judge who has been accused of rape …

There are scandals coming to light every day, it seems …and the Pagan community is not immune …

We talk about the Catholic Church sex scandals and shake our heads …

But what about the abuse within our own Pagan community !?

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It has been over a month since sexual abuse allegations in our community came to light in a blog post by Sarah Anne Lawless (link below)…

http://sarahannelawless.com/2018/09/28/sexual-trauma-in-the-pagan-community/

Shortly afterward, she released a list of names of the people referred to in her article …

… and then …

Nothing … not a fucking thing …

A few fellow podcasters and bloggers came out and sounded the bells … but where is everyone else !? …

I understand that there are lawyers involved and people don’t want to get caught up in possible slander and libel and blah, blah, blah…

NOT FUCKING GOOD ENOUGH!

THIS is not the first time this issue has come up in our community…

THIS is not the time to just wait for the lawyers to squash this and let it be forgotten …

THIS needs to be talked about and addressed and recognized as a major issue…

And THEN, “WE”, the leaders, the Priests and Priestesses, the authors, the musicians, the bloggers, the podcasters … need to find solutions … we need to protect those who are in our fold … we need to be there for those who are abused… we need to weed out those who take advantage and abuse others…

WHY THE HELL aren’t there more leaders speaking up!? …

Why are they ‘waiting” !?…

THIS is not an isolated case! …

We don’t have to “wait and see” what happens in THIS case to act and make sure this doesn’t happen again !!

Some are waiting for the “truth” to come out and waiting to see what else is said from all sides …

How the Hell can the “truth” come out if NOBODY IS EVEN WILLING TO TALK ABOUT IT!!

I was brought up as a kid to treat women proper… to hold the door … to be respectful …

As a Pagan, I have learned to see all women as a reflection of the Goddess, even as men are reflections of the God…

You treat ALL women the same as you would treat the Goddess … with honor, with respect …

 

I’ve broken my hiatus because this is important …

I stand with Sarah and all victims…

My voice will not be silent …