Adepta Sororitas aesthetics idea

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theredthirst:

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theredthirst:

I’ll start off by saying that this these were some random ideas that came to my head, but I believe

I have to agree with keeping Sisters all women only bcuz it seems fair if we are going to have an all male exclusionary army we should have the same for women and then the Imperial Gaurd are equal opportunity. The sheild of faith issue i kinda aggree with but i kinda go with the theory that AoF could be latent psycic powers. I also agree that only women should have the SoF ability but only due to their supreme belief in the Emperor due to their training/whatever. So a sister many years into her service is more likely to perform miracles then an acolyte unless that acolyte is extremely faithful. Although your idea could be interesting especially when combining it with the psycic idea.

I’m more partial to the idea that it is each miracle is the Emperor protecting His daughters, but I’d like to leave it vague enough for either theory to work. And I agree that there should be a progression, and that as the sisters achieve more and more, their latent psychic abilities/relationship with the Emperor strengthens. 

And my concern with the space marine thing is I’m worried that if the space marines cease to be a sex segregated army(Which is a thing that should happen), then I’m going to hear calls, probably only in jest, for the Sisters of Battle to do the same, and I’m not keen on that.

I dunno, because I like the idea how the two gender exclusive factions can be seen as siblings in a weird way. Marines are the sons of the Emperor while the Sisters are the daughters. Of course then you have the Imperial Guard, who are mixed (at least, in lore they are, it seems some kind of warp storm hit Terra and sucked in all the female Guard minis). When I think about it, it’s almost like some kind of religious hierarchy.

I think that maybe for the best, though I might stake out a more radical position if I think I have to.

As for the warp storm, it was warp storm patriarchy and it was a real pain in ass.

I think the idea of caring for his “daughters”. I just find it sort of cute. :)

I wasn’t keen on either theory at first. The latent psychic thing sounded too much like the orks and I despise nepotism, but after reading some feminist theory, I can kinda get behind the second theory.

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mechanicusdeus:

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Technically they are nuns, according to most standard definitions: They serve - and are part of - a religious order, they are all-female, and they take vows (religious and otherwise). They also take monastic titles, such as “sister”, “prioress” and “-superior”. Their very name means “Elite Sisterhood”. Even the vehicles of the Sororitas reflect their ecclesiastic nature.

In the interest of fairness, however, it’s also acceptable to refer to the Adeptus Astartes as monks, or similar.

Yes and no, they are inspired by the Catholic institution of the Brides of Christ, but I feel that to say that the Sisters of Battle are nuns is like saying that every individual who preaches from the christian bible is a priest.

But preachers of Christianity aren’t normally prone to referring to themselves as ‘Sister’ or ‘Prioress’, and organising themselves into religious orders.

Those who do without ‘higher’ religious jurisdiction (from a cardinal, for example) are normally referred to as Cultists. However, for many, many obvious reasons, i just don’t think that’s appropriate.

The point is that just because they’re similar to nuns doesn’t mean they are nuns. They’re also similar to lay sisters, and to clergy. But again, they’re not; they are Sororitas.

Whilst I’ll have to generalise and simplify here as monastic traditions have varied significantly over time and across different religions and denominations, Sororitas are distinct from nuns in ways that really shouldn’t be ignored (and that’s leaving aside that fact that the Imperial Cult, as a religion, has very, very little in common with Christianity, despite strong analogues).

Nuns are members of enclosed religious orders, removed from external affairs, and undertaking worship and prayer as a vocation. Sororitas, whilst living in their own communities, are actively engaged with the worlds around them, and have a vocation as soldiers, healers, scholars, and so forth at the heart of their position in the Ecclesiarchy. Whilst they are religious and do practice their devotion extensively, and do have a singular connection to the God-Emperor, this is not equivalent to the worship of monks and nuns in Christian faiths. Instead, it would be quite likely that monastic orders of the Imperial Cult exist that could be considered made up of monks and nuns, and which hold a very different place under the Ecclesiarchy.

Another important difference/distinction is that nuns are not ordained members of the clergy, and as such are not able to perform Sacraments. Sororitas, on the other hand, are able to perform Sacraments, and hence must have taken Imperial Orders.

This of course does assume a basic level of consistency in the Imperial Cult’s analogue to the Catholic church, but what this means is that if the Adepta Sororitas are nuns, then they are unlike any nuns that exist in the real world, i.e. they are not nuns.

In summary, nuns of the Imperial Cult probably exist but they are not Sororitas.

Part II: Why calling Sororitas ‘nuns’ is a Bad Thing

I covered major distinctions between Sororitas and nuns above, but now I’ll try to cover (concisely) why confusing them is a bad thing. Emphasis on try, and a forewarning that this’ll get a bit more subjective.

Firstly, I’m a firm believer that to call something what it isn’t is to do it a disservice. Even if what you’re calling it isn’t (inherently) a bad thing, it shows a lack of respect for what the thing is. There’s a richness to the Adepta Sororitas that often goes under-appreciated, by both Games Workshop and fans/gamers. As such, it’s both frustrating and saddening when they’re summarised as “space warrior nuns” or such like; someone has taken as that they are and reduced it down to something they’re not, and leaving out so much of what they are.

(Though, I’ll concede, this is defensible if the one speaking honestly does consider the Sororitas to be nuns. It is related, of course, to the Imperial Cult ≠ Christianity distinction.)

Then, however, there’s the place this holds in many of the issues of sexism surrounding the Adepta Sororitas - again, both by GW and fans. Like the conception/presentation of Sisters are being chaste, conflating them with nuns (traditionally chaste!) is building them into an example of the often-harmful Virgin/Maiden archetype. They are a Sisterhood of pious, devoted, and - to Imperial standards - good individuals, and so one must be careful to what other standards one holds them to. The perceived virtue of nuns stemmed from rather patriarchal views, particularly in the darker places of Christian history where there were two types of women: the wicked, and nuns. And it’s from these places that Warhammer 40000 draws a lot of inspiration from.

Of course, one must also consider the disrespect done to nuns, both in this specific case and in their general treatment in popular culture. See also: practically every other example of “nuns with guns” ever conceived.

This is pretty brilliant.

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Adepta Sororitas aesthetics idea

theredthirst:

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theredthirst:

I’ll start off by saying that this these were some random ideas that came to my head, but I believe

I have to agree with keeping Sisters all women only bcuz it seems fair if we are going to have an all male exclusionary army we should have the same for women and then the Imperial Gaurd are equal opportunity. The sheild of faith issue i kinda aggree with but i kinda go with the theory that AoF could be latent psycic powers. I also agree that only women should have the SoF ability but only due to their supreme belief in the Emperor due to their training/whatever. So a sister many years into her service is more likely to perform miracles then an acolyte unless that acolyte is extremely faithful. Although your idea could be interesting especially when combining it with the psycic idea.

I’m more partial to the idea that it is each miracle is the Emperor protecting His daughters, but I’d like to leave it vague enough for either theory to work. And I agree that there should be a progression, and that as the sisters achieve more and more, their latent psychic abilities/relationship with the Emperor strengthens. 

And my concern with the space marine thing is I’m worried that if the space marines cease to be a sex segregated army(Which is a thing that should happen), then I’m going to hear calls, probably only in jest, for the Sisters of Battle to do the same, and I’m not keen on that.

I dunno, because I like the idea how the two gender exclusive factions can be seen as siblings in a weird way. Marines are the sons of the Emperor while the Sisters are the daughters. Of course then you have the Imperial Guard, who are mixed (at least, in lore they are, it seems some kind of warp storm hit Terra and sucked in all the female Guard minis). When I think about it, it’s almost like some kind of religious hierarchy.

I think that maybe for the best, though I might stake out a more radical position if I think I have to.

As for the warp storm, it was warp storm patriarchy and it was a real pain in ass.

fudgernutter:

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elmatpe:

urmilkovich:

This is so cool put in your url or your friends and it gives an mbti personality type based on your blog.

Says I’m a INFP, which is all good and nice, I actually find myself sgreeing to most of it but… I’m laughing my ass off because I’m a freaking engineering student and according to this if you are INFP math and logical thinking are not on the same side of your brain activity.

"Detected language Korean."

Working as intended!

This is pretty accurate. ENTP

INTP, even though I’m pretty sure I’m INTJ, but hey 3/4 isn’t bad. Or maybe I’m just less judgy online.

Adepta Sororitas aesthetics idea

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theredthirst:

I’ll start off by saying that this these were some random ideas that came to my head, but I believe

I have to agree with keeping Sisters all women only bcuz it seems fair if we are going to have an all male exclusionary army we should have the same for women and then the Imperial Gaurd are equal opportunity. The sheild of faith issue i kinda aggree with but i kinda go with the theory that AoF could be latent psycic powers. I also agree that only women should have the SoF ability but only due to their supreme belief in the Emperor due to their training/whatever. So a sister many years into her service is more likely to perform miracles then an acolyte unless that acolyte is extremely faithful. Although your idea could be interesting especially when combining it with the psycic idea.

I’m more partial to the idea that it is each miracle is the Emperor protecting His daughters, but I’d like to leave it vague enough for either theory to work. And I agree that there should be a progression, and that as the sisters achieve more and more, their latent psychic abilities/relationship with the Emperor strengthens. 

And my concern with the space marine thing is I’m worried that if the space marines cease to be a sex segregated army(Which is a thing that should happen), then I’m going to hear calls, probably only in jest, for the Sisters of Battle to do the same, and I’m not keen on that.

Im keen on seeing what would hapen in an integrated space marine chapter but the sisters cant and should be non-segregated not only due to the rule but also due to the fact a lot of Imperial Gaurd are all men as well (and other factors im sure im not thinking off.) but im sure you know that.

Yeah, I’m just not keen on having that conversation while I’m doing half a dozen other things.

tharook:

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mechanicusdeus:

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mechanicusdeus:

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Technically they are nuns, according to most standard definitions: They serve - and are part of - a religious order, they are all-female, and they take vows (religious and otherwise). They also take monastic titles, such as “sister”, “prioress” and “-superior”. Their very name means “Elite Sisterhood”. Even the vehicles of the Sororitas reflect their ecclesiastic nature.

In the interest of fairness, however, it’s also acceptable to refer to the Adeptus Astartes as monks, or similar.

Yes and no, they are inspired by the Catholic institution of the Brides of Christ, but I feel that to say that the Sisters of Battle are nuns is like saying that every individual who preaches from the christian bible is a priest.

But preachers of Christianity aren’t normally prone to referring to themselves as ‘Sister’ or ‘Prioress’, and organising themselves into religious orders.

Those who do without ‘higher’ religious jurisdiction (from a cardinal, for example) are normally referred to as Cultists. However, for many, many obvious reasons, i just don’t think that’s appropriate.

The point is that just because they’re similar to nuns doesn’t mean they are nuns. They’re also similar to lay sisters, and to clergy. But again, they’re not; they are Sororitas.

Whilst I’ll have to generalise and simplify here as monastic traditions have varied significantly over time and across different religions and denominations, Sororitas are distinct from nuns in ways that really shouldn’t be ignored (and that’s leaving aside that fact that the Imperial Cult, as a religion, has very, very little in common with Christianity, despite strong analogues).

Nuns are members of enclosed religious orders, removed from external affairs, and undertaking worship and prayer as work. Sororitas, whilst living in their own communities, are actively engaged with the worlds around them, and have work as soldiers, healers, scholars, and so forth at the heart of their position in the Ecclesiarchy. Whilst they are religious and do practice their devotion extensively, and do have a singular connection to the God-Emperor, this is not equivalent to the worship of monks and nuns in Christian faiths. Instead, it would be quite likely that monastic orders of the Imperial Cult exist that could be considered made up of monks and nuns, and which hold a very different place under the Ecclesiarchy.

Another important difference/distinction is that nuns are not ordained members of the clergy, and as such are not able to perform Sacraments. Sororitas, on the other hand, are able to perform Sacraments, and hence must have taken Imperial Orders.

This of course does assume a basic level of consistency in the Imperial Cult’s analogue to the Catholic church, but what this means is that if the Adepta Sororitas are nuns, then they are unlike any nuns that exist in the real world, i.e. they are not nuns.

In summary, nuns of the Imperial Cult probably exist but they are not Sororitas.

It occurs to me that - asides from factual inaccuracy - I haven’t really said why calling the Adepta Sororitas “nuns” is a Bad Thing. Oh well. I can do that some other time if people want.

Would you kindly do that for me? please?

nogoodpainting said: Don't be silly, there's someone who has a crush on you! THE EMPEROR!

If He’s crushing on one of His daughters He needs help.

labhag:

whoisdangerwoman:

mx-ro:

GOD FUCKING DAMN IT! IM DONE WITH THE IDEA OF AN LGBTQAIP+ COMMUNITY. THIS IS IT, FUCKING RUPAUL AND THIS GUY FUCKING THROW US UNDER THE BUS WHEN THEYRE IN THE BEST POSITIONS TO KNOW BETTER AND EDUCATE MOTHER FUCKERS. I’M 100% FUCKING DONE WITH GAY MEN AND THIS KIND OF BULLSHIT!

Plus everyone fuckin has this really creepy way of being like “Awww so cute” with like 9 or 12 year old trans girls, all the specials that always have to show them in swimsuits and stuff and talking about their genitals and Barbara Walters all asking about that 6 year old’s bulge and whatnot, but because they wrap it in like a “SO INSPIRING” tone they think it’s somehow not fuckin pedopheliac. 

How bout “Think she’s cute? WELL SHES FUCKIN 12 AND YOURE LIKE FUCKIN 60”

edit: okay, well now she’s 21, but still. Who knows when that picture’s from, it suggests that she’s 12 there..

^^^^^ and the “think she’s cute?” set up is a trap framing.  like, “are you attracted to this child?  wait til u hear her wild secret that will force you to violently reassert your manhood.”

Adepta Sororitas aesthetics idea

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theredthirst:

I’ll start off by saying that this these were some random ideas that came to my head, but I believe

I have to agree with keeping Sisters all women only bcuz it seems fair if we are going to have an all male exclusionary army we should have the same for women and then the Imperial Gaurd are equal opportunity. The sheild of faith issue i kinda aggree with but i kinda go with the theory that AoF could be latent psycic powers. I also agree that only women should have the SoF ability but only due to their supreme belief in the Emperor due to their training/whatever. So a sister many years into her service is more likely to perform miracles then an acolyte unless that acolyte is extremely faithful. Although your idea could be interesting especially when combining it with the psycic idea.

I’m more partial to the idea that it is each miracle is the Emperor protecting His daughters, but I’d like to leave it vague enough for either theory to work. And I agree that there should be a progression, and that as the sisters achieve more and more, their latent psychic abilities/relationship with the Emperor strengthens. 

And my concern with the space marine thing is I’m worried that if the space marines cease to be a sex segregated army(Which is a thing that should happen), then I’m going to hear calls, probably only in jest, for the Sisters of Battle to do the same, and I’m not keen on that.

labhag:

coworker who deadnamed me earlier this week and i were the only ones left in lab.  she gets her stuff together to leave and is about to go, and says “you’re the last man standing tonight, have a good weekend”

is this deliberate.  do i have to tell her “don’t call me by my assigned name, don’t call me a man.”  i’m pretty sure i do.

I would ask/tell her subtly first, make it so that she can’t claim ignorance, then if she does it again, tell her off/call her out.

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sabbatine:

only-transhuman:

theredthirst:

rtrixie:

This is terrifying even for 40k levels.

Anyone know where it’s from? I think it might be from necromunda or that pen&paper 40k rpg, but I’m not sure.

My friend says it’s some of the Dark Heresy stuff.

"Hey, let’s do the Cthulhu mythos except on a 40k scale"

"Sounds terrifying, go for it."

Officially creeped out and intrigued in equal measure.

Same