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English: Starhawk, pagan and eco-activist (sic...

Starhawk, pagan and eco-activist (sicilian workshop) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Starhawk (born Miriam Simos, 1951- ) is a popular writer and advocate of earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism. Her critique of patriarchy and power extends to the sexual realm.

Starhawk argues that our patriarchal culture of domination has confused the erotic with domination and violence. Sexuality, she says, “…is sacred because through it we make a connection with another self — but it is misused and perverted when it becomes an arena of power-over, a means of treating another — or oneself — as an object.”¹

Starhawk also inspires some feminist scholars. Carol P. Christ, who is known in academic circles, introduced her to a publisher who helped to get her first book published.


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5 thoughts on “Starhawk

  1. Yeah, read “Spiral Dance” and did not think it was as great as everyone else claimed. I personally found Margot Adler to be a better Wiccan writer.


  2. Thanks Jeff, I just placed a hold on it in our library. It looks more historical and comparative than usual.


  3. Two general objections are often urged in opposition to the point out of continence. First, it is said the issue of continence is harmful to the nicely-currently being of the person.


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