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(I originally wrote about these issues--because I believe this to be more than one issue, not a binary--in my personal blog.  In the interest of clarity and time, I have taken some parts of that initial post, which most of you have not seen, and worked them into this first part. Please forgive me, long-time readers,  if it seems like you've read some bits before.)

I've been threatening to write about this set of situations--really write about it--for over a year.  Every time I wrap my head and heart around it, some new information comes to light and I step back a bit, wondering what else I can add from so far away.

I will engage these on-going issues in three parts--Waxing to Full, Waning Moon, and Dark Moon. I hope you will bear with me as I develop my own thoughts, bear witness to what I haven't seen and step into a world that is both mine and not mine.

It's the women-born-women issue, of course--something that has been seething in some circles for a while now. The first large-scale incident, as far as I know, was at last year's Pantheacon, there was a fascinating repeat at Pantheacon 2012 and then we got the coverage of that powerful circle that blessed this year's Pagan Spirit Gathering.

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  • Kenaz Filan
    Kenaz Filan says #
    I've posted a response at http://kenazfilan.blogspot.com/2012/07/from-pantheacon-to-buncombe-county-for.html
  • Byron Ballard
    Byron Ballard says #
    I am so enjoying this conversation with you, Kenaz. I will cover a bit more about safety and maturity in my next post and will loo
  • Kenaz Filan
    Kenaz Filan says #
    Diaper duty is going well: Annamaria is her usual cheery and vocal 8am self, while I am gearing up for that second cup of coffee.
  • Byron Ballard
    Byron Ballard says #
    I think you are being lured into the temptation of a false binary here. The situations and issues here can't be answered in simple
  • Kenaz Filan
    Kenaz Filan says #
    Unfortunately I think we've got competing requirements for safe zones here. Many trans women feel unsafe at events where official

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