I typically do not like jumping on the blogging bandwagon about certain issues because normally, I have to feel fairly certain about my opinion before I express it. For me, that takes time.
There has been alot said about the Dianic ritual last year at Pantheacon. Yes, I attended last year, however I did not attend this year. I did not attend this year due to logistical issues.
FYI, I really enjoyed the ritual, though, I was not aware they excluded some other women and there were parts of the rite that I did not entirely agree with. Personally, I would not have felt uncomfortable next to a transgender or transsexual person.
I was not there to stare at other people's genitals so I would NOT have really noticed in the first place. I was not there to stare at people's naked bodies. I was there to push my own boundaries and experience an empowerment that I have never felt before.