Earlier this year, the New York Times Book Review ran a piece on a new book titled In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Withc Hunts and Why Women Are Still On Trial, written by Mona Collet. The book celebrates the women branded “witches” in the distant past as well as contemporary females who are just as demonized in the present though they might not be formally identified as witches or have any connection to Wicca whatsoever. The article begins, intriguingly enough:
“Catalonia’s left-leaning Parliament recently passed a resolution pardoning the hundreds of women executed as witches between the 15th and 18th centuries. A similar bill is making its way through the Scottish Parliament. Both were inspired by growing outrage about historical — and contemporary — femicide and by a post-MeToo impulse to honor women who were burned, hanged or drowned as heretics.”
Read the entire article: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/08/books/review/mona-chollet-in-defense-of-witches.html.