The Satanic Temple‘s main focus at the moment is women’s rights and abortion access in particular. (It has a case before the Missouri Supreme Court.) If LaVey was a feminist, it’s a brand of feminism that feels sort of dated now, ideologically miles away from this more contemporary Satanic offshoot. In the Church of Satan, women were literally used as objects in rituals. And in 1971, LaVey wrote a book called The Satanic Witch, which coaches women in how to use their sexuality to get what they want from men. Even feminists of the time found it problematic. “Problematic is a good word for it,” The Satanic Temple – Los Angeles Chapter Chapter Head Alli Kellog says.

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