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  •  omg we used to dance around the Maypole (0+ / 0-)

    in elementary school...  this is a redefining moment in my education :-D

    "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
    Real journalists know that lies do not bring "balance" to truth! (h/t elwior)

    by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 10:08:49 PM PDT

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    •  :-) (5+ / 0-)

      Yeah, I hate to sully your childhood memories, but the Maypole began as a pagan phallic symbol.  I am not trying to cheapen it by any means; the pagan reverence for life (and, by extension, the act that creates it) can be quite philosophical, and is a fascinating contrast to the Christian need for celibacy, virginity and immaculate conception.

      But yes, genital imagery was not something they were squeamish about.  They did not neglect the ladies in this, either.

      •  Even more to the point (so to speak) (1+ / 0-)
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        Our culture seems to be almost uniquely infected with a horror of the human body and of human sexuality. There really need not be anything particularly salacious in open shows or representations of nudity or even of sexual arousal.

      •  Indeed. (1+ / 0-)
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        They did not neglect the ladies in this
        The Christmas wreath is a pagan fertility symbol based on a certain female naughty bit.

        "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

        by JBL55 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 05:36:49 AM PDT

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