Gender Colonialism

Last week I posted on fecebook “If a person has a penis he’s a man,” which led to my widespread denunciation as a “transphobe.” I’ve written about this before, and anyone paying attention should know better, but I nonetheless commented this:

No matter how many times I state that I have trans friends, was standing up for trans people before the current crop of MRA “transactivists” was even born, and continue to defend the human rights of trans people, people accuse me of the opposite. I tire of defending myself, and it makes no difference anyway. I hated seeing the trans movement get taken over by misogynistic men’s rights

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You Gotta Believe

Why not believe in Her?

You Gotta Believe from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

 

In this episode of Seder-Masochism, Moses is confronted by the goddesses the Patriarchy is about to crush.

Directed animated etc. by Nina Paley (me)
Music: “You Gotta Believe” written by Norman Whitfield, sung by the Pointer Sisters, circa 1976
Free goddess gifs at blog.ninapaley.com/2018/01/01/24-free-goddess-gifs/

The lyrics are extremely clear in some places and hard to decipher in others. At two points the Pointer Sisters sing, “why don’t you let the Wilson Sisters set you free?”  Who are the Wilson Sisters? Does anyone know? Here are the lyrics I’m confident are accurate:

You gotta believe in something

Why not believe in me?

You gotta believe in something

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Sphinx

This sphinx isn’t a goddess due to indeterminate femaleness. This sphinx also has indeterminate lion-ness, bird-ness, and human-ness. Xir is interspecies non-trinary.

This sphinx isn’t a goddess due to indeterminate femaleness. This sphinx also has indeterminate lion-ness, bird-ness, and human-ness. Xir is interspecies

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Someone Is Wrong On The Internet

Someone is wrong on the internet
Somewhere’s a clue someone didn’t get
Someone is wrong but they think they’re right
Someone is wrong online tonight.

Maybe they’re right and I’m really wrong
Maybe they’re writing a better song
Maybe someday on the internet
Someone and I might get along.

Someone is wrong on the internet Somewhere’s a clue someone didn’t get Someone is wrong but they think they’re right Someone is wrong online tonight. Maybe they’re right

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24 Free Goddess Gifs

                

Here are 24 individual goddess gifs to use for whatever. Free Culture. No permission needed. Go crazy. I love you.

                 Here are 24 individual goddess gifs to use for whatever. Free Culture. No permission needed. Go crazy. I love

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Goddesses of the Bodacious Ta-Tas

The famous throned goddess of Catal Huyuk on the left, the famous Venus of Hohle Fels on the right, and I’m not sure where the one in the middle is from (I’m sure someone will tell me).

The famous throned goddess of Catal Huyuk on the left, the famous Venus of Hohle Fels on the right, and I’m not sure where the one in the middle

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3 Limber Stiff Nudes

These types of death goddess figures are called “stiff nudes.” This trio have limbered up a bit.

These types of death goddess figures are called “stiff nudes.” This trio have limbered up a

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3 More Female/Goddess Figures, Happy 2018

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Three More Goddesses

Everyone’s demanding more boob animation, so I put some on the busty bird figure in the center.

Everyone’s demanding more boob animation, so I put some on the busty bird figure in the

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Triple Goddess

Venus of Willendorf x3.

Venus of Willendorf

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Snake Dancer

Now she’s on a transparent background and a 48-frame cycle, and blinks!

 

Same on a black background:Previous version here.

Now she’s on a transparent background and a 48-frame cycle, and blinks!   Same on a black background:Previous version

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26 Goddesses

I’ve been painstakingly hand-removing backgrounds from photos in GIMP, so I can use them in Moho.

 

Here’s my collection:

I’ve been painstakingly hand-removing backgrounds from photos in GIMP, so I can use them in Moho.   Here’s my

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More Night Than Day

Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter

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Queen of Heaven

I’m going through some old Flash files on my old computer, in hopes of rebuilding some things in Moho. Here’s a gif of my old Queen of Heaven. I had to halve the frame rate and condense the action to get it under my WordPress blog’s 2MB limit. You can see more of Her in The Golden Calf (Return of the Goddess).

I’m going through some old Flash files on my old computer, in hopes of rebuilding some things in Moho. Here’s a gif of my old Queen of Heaven.

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Seder-Masochism Progress Report

My two goals for 2017 were to bicycle 5,000 miles, and to finish Seder-Masochism. I have 30 miles to go on the first goal, slowed down by mysterious health problems (for which I’m about to undergo a series of invasive tests). But the second goal keeps getting farther away.

I have all the pieces made, and they’re pretty good. The musical numbers are entertaining, and the “Our Father” scenes, based on recordings of my own father shortly before his death in 2012, worked remarkably well.

Our Father

But the overall story isn’t holding together. In fact, it’s hard to tell what the overall story is. I set out to retell

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