You may think KaliSara and RevKess are late to the party on this one, but the debate/discussion/conversation about "Wiccanate" privilege is still on going. It was such a big topic in the United States Pagan community that PantheaCon 2014 saw a standing-room only conversation hosted in the suite for Covenant of the Goddess. The discussion was moderated by Jeffrey Albaugh, program manager for the Conference on Current Pagan Studies. A year later and people are still whisper, or yelling, about Wiccan privilege. It's, rightfully, dropped won in value with other discussions of great import going on, including racism in the Pagan world. It is still a valid topic for discussion and crops up from time to time.
RevKess and KaliSara decided to tackle the topic, as best they could, in this week's edition of PMP. Zaracon and RevKess touched upon it back in late 2013 and early 2014, but this will be a more thorough discussion. What is Wiccan or Wiccanate Privilege, how does it affect others in the Pagan community, should we combat it? Those and other questions will be addressed during the broadcast. Shauna Aura Knight and Arthur will be joining the conversation.
When KaliSara was asked to give a brief snippet of her view on the topic she said this, "I think Wiccan Privilege is harmful to non-Wiccans" and went on to explain how Wicca-only phrasing in educational programming at schools can be determental to those who do not follow the typical dualistic nature of Wicca. RevKess agrees and says, "Wiccan Privilege has held back the advancement of Heathen and atheistic/agnostic Pagan memes in the modern world."
Tune in live and join in the conversation in the BTR chat room or listen in archives and comment with your thoughts on this topic .
Show notes available at PMPChannel.com.