Raising the Skirt

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 07:34
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Any time a group of women launch a project to "reclaim the cunt" we're on board. Raising the Skirt is a series of workshops and a web property dedicated to helping regular women reclaim their sex organ.

The women in these pics are volunteers not models. They have a pretty active online community of "courageous and fearless women" lead by Nicola Canavan.

Good luck...love your project...thank you, Julia, for the link.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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The return of Baubo, my favorite ancient goddess!

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Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:49
Betty Dodson

She was bawdy, told dirty jokes and often flashed her old pussy by raising her skirt. She was a crone who was still sexually active wiith a functioning orgasmic cunt. This upset people's image of old women totally. Thanks to Baubo, she got the goddess Demeter to laugh which ended her depression and the crops of wheat begin to grow once again.

When sex wasn't a sin

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:51

I looked Baubo up on Wikipedia. She was evidently very popular and well-known in ancient Greece:

Figurines known as Baubos are found in a number of settings, usually
with Greek connections. They were mass-produced in a number of styles,
but the basic figure always exposes the vulva in some way:

  • A plump woman with her legs held apart, gesturing to her exposed vulva.
  • A naked splay-legged figure holding a harp on the back of a boar.
  • A naked headless torso with the face in the body and the vulva in the chin of the face.
  • A seated figure with an exaggerated vulva filling the space between the legs.
  • A naked squatting figure with her hands on her genitalia

The figurines usually had elaborate head-dresses,
and some hold cups or harps. Some figurines have a loop moulded into
the head, which seems to indicate that they were suspended in some way
(possibly as an amulet).

It's too bad I wasn't taught about her in Catholic school; I'd have found a Baubo amulet or statuette fascinating. Much more interesting (and healthy!) than the Virgin Mary, who always scared me.

Bless you Patrick for the important background.

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Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:55
Betty Dodson

The bleeding hearts of Catholism seemed very creepy to me. Virgin Mary and virgin Nuns can't be that much fun to hang out with. I know from my Maiden Aunt Grace who always had a look of pain on her face as Jesus spoke through her in tongues. Meanwhile my little brothers and I had to supress our laughter because our Mother said Grace was a good woman and we should't make fun of her.

Nuns and virgins

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:14

You're welcome, Betty. Those Catholic bleeding hearts encircled by crowns of thorns are truly ghastly. Much like the stations of the cross, which were bas-relief scenes of torture and the crucifixion (with copious, dripping blood) set around the walls of the parish church. I'm convinced that the nuns were mean to us out of sheer frustration with the sexless, very limited lives the Church demanded of them. I feel for your Aunt Grace---speaking in tongues couldn't have been much fun either.

While some simpler animals

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 08:40
Jeffrey65802 (not verified)

While some simpler animals can in fact spontaneously become pregnant (sharks and some reptiles when in all-female groups,) afaik no mammal ever has been documented with 'parthenogenesis.'

I like to annoy, poke, and prod my religious friends with uncomfortable questions taking their theological assertions and running with it as though confirmed. As with our planet being created in 6 days (given the number of stars in our galaxy, and the number of galaxies in the universe, if each system took 7 days giving God 1 day to rest, added up universe-wide it'd have taken over 100 quintillion years to do. And that excludes planets not orbiting stars which astronomy thinks outnumber those in star-systems. Unfortunately for the theists, the universe is just under 14 billion years old.) :) This is what 14 billion looks like:


and this is what 100 qunitillion looks like



If parthenogenesis in mammals were possible, for the sake of arguement, how would that actually work? Doesn't a baby in the womb "latch" onto and begin forming via the egg inside the womb? If the pregnancy came about without any sperm to fertilize the egg what's the egg doing to develop?

Further, why would God go through the trouble of impregnating a woman when He was perfectly capable of creating human beings from the earth's raw material (dust of the earth et al,) with Adam and Eve? And isn't an angel coming to a woman telling her she's pregnant with God's baby and not giving her any chance to politely decline rape? :)