Misogyny In Modern Hellenismos

Given the historical context in which Hellenismos developed, it really should come as no surprise that misogyny is to this religion what racism is to Heathenry. (We have racists, too, but they seem to be shut down in short order.) Women had very little to do with public life in ancient Hellas, and there was no word for “religion” in the language, so conflating religion and culture is bound to happen, resulting in nasty-yet-revealing exchanges like this one.

Pro tip: if you zoom in, you’ll see that the blacked out names aren’t so blacked out as they seem. Personally, I wish I knew who The Man was so I could give him kudos, and who Administrator T.J. is because I have a sinking feeling that I do indeed know, and I am hoping that I am wrong.

The Heart of the Matter

Misogyny: Hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.

It all started with a photo posted in a public Facebook Hellenic Polytheist group of a former playmate/porn star laying back, spread eagle, showing off her personal grooming preference. All in praise of Aphrodite.

The photograph was immediately reported to Facebook for its pornographic content and was deleted, and then, the flood gates of misogyny came pouring out.

In that one day, in that one group, there were four posts about women’s “bush”. Four posts talking about the aesthetics of a woman shaving or “going natural”.

Four posts, people.

Four posts.

Three of the four posts were headlined with a photo of a woman’s “bush”.  Two of them were of ancient statues with no other description of the photo other than “bush”.

I commented in response to one of these photos and this is what ensued:


Misogyny: Hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.

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2 thoughts on “Misogyny In Modern Hellenismos

  1. If the “TJ” you’re thinking of is the same one I am, I’m 98%+ certain it’s him. Which wouldn’t surprise me, especially considering he barely kept it under control before his Mistress got sick of him.


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