I really don’t have much of a developed opinion over the verbal free-for-all presently going on in the pagan comminity over PantheaCon. But, I do have this observation.
Any group that excludes based upon factors that do not take into account the holistic individual are doomed to exactly this sort of failure. If, as Z. Budapest has had a quote regarding this attributed to her along these lines, one must have a period to be “female”, does that mean that a woman born female but had her uterus removed surgically before puberty (due to disease or injury) isn’t a woman? What if medicine were to provide a way for genetically born men to have a uterus “grown” for them and implanted?
Where does one draw the line? Sex and gender are rarely black and white. I thought the whole point of this exercise was that we don’t have to be defined by stereotypical gender roles because we may have been born with one particular set of genitalia. We are all capable of being divine, both feminine and masculine.
Oh, and other genders as well.