No, really, think about it.
Think long and hard, my fellow “dinosaurs”, back to a more wistful, homey, and innocent time on the pagan blogosphere, the years 2011 and 2012. Do you remember what I do?
Cos see, around this time of those years, i remember a bunch of aging harpies led by Queen Harpy Zsuzsanna Budapest, screaming bloody murder about how offensive the term “cisgender” was, when they were simply “women” and “transies” might look, talk, walk like women, but were NotWombyn™ and therefore “not women”. Cos, you know, the whole reason for a woman to exist is to be a vessel for the pod womb of The Almighty Uterus™, but that’s another story for another time.
So, now fast-forward to the present day. To a little news blog (heh, i almost typed “nudes blog”) clled The Wild Hunt –you might have heard of it:
The word “Wiccanate” is pejorative against Wiccans and makes Wiccans look like they have an agenda to assimilate Pagans into their liturgical agenda. Please stop using it.
Yes kids, you saw right, it’s somehow “pejorative” to use a term that not only correctly identifies the dominant influence in the dominant form of paganism in the Anglosphere, and also differentiates it from Wicca itself, AND also attempts to eradicate the notion of it being the “generic” or “default” or “normal” variety of paganism BECAUSE FUCKING FEE-FEES, DAMNIT!!!
That’s seriously what this kid’s argument boils down to: He doesn’t like it, and moreover, he’s paranoid.
And just like Budapest decided that she was going to prove to the whole Internet that she failed Latin and erroneously equate “cisgender” with “cyst”, Self-Righteous White Boy here has to erroneously equate “Wiccanate” with “the
gay Wiccan agenda”.
If your religion, as you practise it, resembles Outer Court Wicca more than it does any other religion or religious grouping under the Big Pagan Tent, then your religion is a form of Wiccanate paganism. If your religion genuinely shares practically nothing in common with Outer Court Wicca, then it is not.
Many cisgender women were very angry two-three years ago to learn that there was a term, “cis[gender] women”, that applied to them. Many insisted that it did not apply, that they were “just women”, failing to realise (or at least see anything wrong with the fact) that this tipped the field in their favour, giving them an easier way to “normal” than it gave to transgender women. The same principles apply to “Wiccanate paganism”.