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The Handmaid's TaleThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Two days and one hundred years ago, women first achieved the right to vote in Canada. This was in the Manitoba provincial election; the federal government followed two years later. So it is perhaps fitting that the day before is the day I finally chose to start reading "The Handmaid's Tale."

I've been a feminist and a science fiction fan since childhood, so many people have recommended this book to me over the years. The year it was published, 1986, I was eleven. I think someone first recommended it to me in 1991, when I was protesting the Gulf War. I always meant to read it. It was "on my list," especially as a Canadian. Margaret Atwood is considered to be one of the most significant Canadian writers and "The Handmaid's Tale" is a feminist icon.

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Pagan News Beagle: Fiery Tuesday, January 12

Japanese women fight for the right to retain their maiden name. Turkish citizens remark on their country's recent slide into sectarianism and authoritarianism. And the true views of the founding fathers on Islam are made clear. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political news from around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Fiery Tuesday, December 8

Feminists stand up for women's rights. Floods swamp India. And the issue of gun rights is tackled by a Pagan blogger. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on societal and political news from around the globe. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Airy Monday, December 7

Dark Horse Comics publishes a new story about mage hunters of BioWare's popular Dragon Age setting. Jason Mankey takes on some of the common myths about Christmas. And Disney pushes for a series of films about Merlin. It's Airy Monday, our weekly segment about magic and religion in pop culture! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Fiery Tuesday, November 24

The fallout from the Paris attacks from last week continues. Japan and the United States seek to resolve a longstanding dispute about military bases in Okinawa. And actress Emma Watson bonds with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment about political and societal news from around the globe! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Female Sovereignty and Erasure

I have a notion for a ritual, y’all. Right now I’m reading a biography of Hatshepsut, and it got me thinking about all the ways in which women and women’s power has been erased from history.

I’ll start with Freyja, because not long ago, She told me to know Her as Syr, and damned if I could find anything about Syr other than its name meaning, which is sow. I found another Freyjaswoman who does work with this aspect, and said that as she understands Syr, that She is a goddess of sovereignty.

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    Hi Heather! I love the idea of your Working. Count me in. And if you want to do a guest post at Between the Shadows about it, I
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    I'd love to, Sable! Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I certainly aren't forgotten, but some of the things that people remember them for
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    Hind Bint Utbah - Pagan woman who led the opposition to the muslims at the battle of Uhud. Check your local library and see if th
Pagan News Beagle: Watery Wednesday, November 4

We take a look at how the Romans interpreted foreign deities. A modern witch describes how her religion makes her feel empowered. And the importance of confronting racism within the Pagan community is explained. It's Watery Wednesday, our weekly take on news relating to the Pagan community. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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