Satanic Feminism as Activism / Jex Blackmore at Catland Books

The feminine has endured as a subversive force within the Satanic narrative for a millenia. The complexities of the female figure, her sexuality, intelligence and power have been co-opted by the church to control and fabricate a gendered discourse which demonizes autonomous womanhood. Despite this history, modern Satanism has been primarily associated with strength, masculinity and power. Reinforcing chauvinistic conceptions of the abilities of women, with a particular focus on male sexuality, modern Satanism has continued to emphasize traditional gender roles.  

The Satanic Temple represents an evolution in Satanic philosophy which aims to dismantle archaic sexual paradigms and give voice to those who have suffered under the yoke of Satanism as a pejorative. We will explore the concept of Satanic Feminism in relation to contemporary non-theistic Satanism and discuss how this can be utilized as a catalyst for political change.

This talk is presented by Slutist in conjunction with Catland as a precursor to The Legacy of The Witch Festival at Saint Vitus on April 23rd, which celebrates the witch as an archetype of female power and persecution. Tickets are available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1107545-slutist-legacy-witch-ii-brooklyn/

$8 entry / refreshments provided

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Jex Blackmore is an interdisciplinary artist and activist as well as a national spokesperson for The Satanic Temple and director of the organization’s largest chapter located in Detroit, MI.