Archive for October 30th, 2014

30
Oct
14

witch = bitch

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One of the truest things I have read on the Internet is that we call them “witches” on Halloween and “bitches” the other 364 days of the year.

Whether through the teachings of the Abrahamic religions (including Christianity) supporting the dominance of men over women, the efforts of (male) doctors to stamp out midwifery and herbal healing, or the proclivity of psychologists to diagnose mental illness in women more often than in men, these actions—as well as the famous witch trials of the 15th through 17th centuries—are the result of a steady current of misogyny that’s no less reprehensible than that of the Taliban and has run through our civilization since the Bible (in Exodus) said: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”

This gallery of images is a testament to the centuries of propaganda, ignorance, and hysteria that have been an almost constant part of our cultural fear of strong, intelligent, and emotionally-mature women.

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black-and-white-dance-nature-pegan-vintage-witches-favim-com-46861.

witches-reel-dance.Three_Witches_Welles

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Condemned_Witches_burning_in_St._Peter's_Port_(582x800).

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macbeth-orson-welles-movie.

Francisco_de_Goya_y_Lucientes_-_Witches'_Sabbath_-_WGA10007.

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triora-witch-town (18)[2].

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Groove of the Day

Listen to Richard Thompson performing “Season Of The Witch”