Category Archives: Women’s Wisdom

The Power of a Whore’s Body

Here’s a funny thing I learned a long time ago: Prostitution is deeply embedded in all civilized bodies, in one way or another. The chronic collective repression of everything it represents makes it not only a huge part of our collective shadow, but also a collectively visceral shadow. I know this because when I say… Continue Reading

Ho Stories

So I’ve been researching the genre of whore memoirs lately, looking for a good agent to help me publish the Lunch Guy as a book, and here’s what I’ve uncovered: First – there has been a big surge in prostitute memoirs in the past decade (I knew that, but my research reaffirmed that sense). More… Continue Reading

Trusting Men To Navigate

David Deida has written several books about masculine and feminine ‘sexual essences’, sexuality, and relationships. My husband and have read, together, just about all his books and found them really helpful. I think a lot about how to apply the learning’s I’ve been given about intimate male/female dynamics to parallel dynamics in less intimate settings.… Continue Reading

The Uses of the Erotic – An Essay by Audre Lorde

 From the website: Meta History  The Uses of the Erotic, by Audre Lorde (Extracted from Cool Beans) There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or… Continue Reading

Who is the Sacred Whore?

[gs **] Who was “the sacred prostitute”? And what happened to the developing consciousness of humankind when people no longer venerated the goddess of love, passion and sex? So asks Jungian Psychologist Nancy Qualls-Corbett, early in her book The Sacred Prostitute. She goes on later: These questions bothered me. Much as I wanted to put… Continue Reading

Rant about Women’s Power

Take a look at this blog post by one of the few bloggers I actually read regularly. It reminded me so much of the underlying dynamics I’m getting at in the It’s Just Lunch series that I thought you might like to see it.  And if you’re into org. change, self-organizing systems, or sacred economics, she’s… Continue Reading

"For a woman to explore and express the fullness of her sexuality, her emotional and intellectual capacities, would entail who knows what risks and who knows what truly revolutionary alteration of the social conditions that demean and constrain her."

-Louise J. Kaplan - Female Perversions